Aodhán Ó Ríordáin:
I find myself in agreement with all the points that you have made for the simple reason that I believe in this Republic – one where everyone is equal. Count me in.
In addition, see the statement provided by the Labour Party on behalf of all its candidates.
See the statement provided by the Green Party on behalf of all its candidates.
I am somewhat familiar with your organisation and have listened with interest to one or two radio debates I have heard on this issue. My own position regarding the questions you pose is below.
1. Yes, I would like to remove the religious ethos from publicly funded schools
2. I would support such a referendum
3. No, I campaigned against the passing of this legislation at the time, as did Sinn Fein.
4. Yes. I would prefer if hospitals and hospices were places free of any particuar religious ethos
In general, I would welcome the secularisation of Irish society, whilst allowing for freedom of expression for all religious beliefs, and none. I believe that state bodies should be free of any particular religious ethos. I would also like to see all Dail business conducted in such a manner so that we would be rid of certain antiquated rituals. I very much regret many of the powers that have been given to religious bodies and feel that such powers have gone a long way towards the protection of those who both commited terrible abuse of children and those who protected them.
In addition, see the statement provided by Sinn Fein on behalf of all its candidates.
See statement provided by Fine Gael on behalf of all its candidates.
Naoise Ó Muirí:
I’m a believer.
In addition, see the statement provided by Fine Gael on behalf of all its candidates.
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