Friday 19 January 2018

How can Gilmore take a false oath to God?

DURING the election campaign, it was revealed that Eamon Gilmore, now the Tanaiste, is an atheist.

As he is also automatically a member of the Council of State, how is Mr Gilmore going to swear the declaration as set out in the Constitution: “In the presence of Almighty God, I do solemnly and sincerely promise and declare that I will faithfully and conscientiously fulfil my duties as a member of the Council of State.” Will he be discriminated against because of his lack of religious belief or is lying OK?


Please sign in or register with for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Don't Miss