Welcome Gary. Posting at half past midnight, and on a school night too? Well, you'll be tired in the morning, and I've no sympathy.
Only joking. I come from Glasgow, and in Glasgow we were surrounded by people who left Ireland to get away from the whole monotheistic church = state thing. My wife being one of them. Many of our American cousins will go on about the perils of an established church, but the influence of the CofE in government is nothing compared to the grip the RCC has in the Republic.
So welcome, have fun!
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