Church State Dialogue

The Taoiseach/Ministers meet with representatives of religious and other philosophical bodies through a formal structured dialogue process, which provides a channel for consultation and communication between the State and such bodies on matters of mutual concern.

These meetings take place at both Ministerial and official level and meetings may be sought by either side on the basis of a proposed agenda, agreed in advance of the meeting. The arrangements for such meetings are made by the Department of the Taoiseach.

This process does not of course displace arrangements for the conduct of policy and administration by Government Departments and agencies in their functional responsibilities. The Islamic Community is represented at these meetings by the Council of Imams.

Taoiseach, Minister Fitzgerald and Muslim clerics at meeting in Government Buildings
on 4th June, 2015 under Church State Dialogue.

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