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# dáil prayer

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# holy words
Solidarity-PBP TDs refuse to stand for Dáil prayer and hold up 'separate Church and State' posters
Last week the Dáil voted to retain the Dáil prayer and also to add a 30 second moment of reflection.
# holy row
TDs have voted to make it compulsory to stand during the Dáil prayer
Three amendments that would have gotten rid of the Dáil prayer were voted down today.
# dáil prayer
Here's what TDs think about being made to stand for a daily Christian prayer
It’s proposed the prayer will be followed by 30 seconds of silent reflection.
# holy words
Two TDs say they will break Dáil rules and refuse to stand during the daily prayer
It’s proposed a 30-second moment of silence will take place after the daily prayer.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Are you glad the Dáil prayer has been kept?
Your daily bite-sized ballot break.
# Amen
People are divided over whether the Dáil should begin each day with a prayer
Minister Katherine Zappone says it should be replaced with a moment of silence.
# holy words
The Dáil prayer: We're not the only parliament to have one
It is a requirement under the Dáil rules that a sitting cannot begin without the prayer being read.
# Blasphemy
Removal of the Dáil prayer would be "out of step with modern practice"
Independent TD Mattie McGrath has defended the practice after criticism from Deputy Clare Daly that it is “offensive”.