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Recognition of religion or belief in Ireland

According to the standards set out in the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the Republic of Ireland are classified ambiguous.

Recognition of religion or belief in Ireland


  • There is no formal recognition system in Ireland.

  • The state privilege of the Catholic Church remains ambiguous.

  • A semblance of recognition is achievable through a religious group’s application for tax-exempt status as a charity although this procedure is available to secular entities also.

  • Partial recognition is in effect whereby no belief system or denomination has the opportunity to receive the same privileges as the Catholic Church.

Positive elements:

  • The government broadly upholds freedom of religion or belief.


  • Establish a recognition system that can provide both existential recognition and legal registration simultaneously and at different levels of activity.

  • To become dynamic, established a recognition agency that is independent of government to manage the newly established recognition system.

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