Social Welfare money for communion attire

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piper
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Social Welfare money for communion attire

Post by piper » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:37 pm

Hi All,

As I understand it the Constitution of this country states that:

The state may not "endow" any religion (Article 44.2.2°), nor discriminate on religious grounds (Article 44.2.3°).

Is this money from our taxes when given for communion attire not an act serving to 'endow' a religion.

Any Constitutional lawyers care to take up this matter and give an opinion.

All observations appreciated.

Piper
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Re: Social Welfare money for communion attire

Post by Tulip1 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:03 am

Good first post, Welcome!
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Re: Social Welfare money for communion attire

Post by Feardorcha » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:24 pm

Unique in the modern world, Ireland has both a written and an unwritten Constitution. The written has more contradictions than the Bible and the unwritten one simply states: "Rome Rule."
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Re: Social Welfare money for communion attire

Post by chemicals » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:39 am

Apparently It's "special event" money rather than communion funding .
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Re: Social Welfare money for communion attire

Post by Tulip1 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:37 am

Cool, so I can apply? What are the requirements to be able to claim this?
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