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Church of Ireland Archbishops welcome new Taoiseach and Government

The Most Revd John McDowell, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, and the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland, have issued the following statement:

‘We will be writing to congratulate the new Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, and his government, on taking office, and want to assure them publicly of our prayers and good wishes, and those of the Church of Ireland community, as they take up office at a time of unique concern and uncertainty.

‘This government will face unprecedented new challenges and wrestle with a number of unresolved old ones, as they try to reshape public policy for the benefit of all the citizens of Ireland. It is a task which will require prodigious energy, resourcefulness and trust. We wish the Taoiseach and his colleagues well in the days and years ahead.’

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