21. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if he or his officials have met church leaders. (Question 34892/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017)

The Taoiseach: I propose to take Questions Nos. 21 and 22 together.

Like public representatives generally, I meet with church leaders from all faiths informally from time to time in the course of attending official or public events.

Since I took office as Taoiseach, neither myself nor my officials have had any formal meetings with any church leaders, including Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. I intend to have meetings under the Structured Dialogue Process soon.