The Protocol and Civic Policy Division
of the Department of the Taoiseach has responsibility for State Protocol, including protocol for the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Ministers of State. This involves the organisation of State and official events including Commemorations, Inward visits from Heads of State or Government. The Division is the point of contact between the President and Government Departments. Assistant Secretary Munro chairs the Interdepartmental Implementation Group for the Electoral Commission, provides support to, and liaises with, the Citizens’ Assembly, and supports the Taoiseach in relation to constitutional matters. The Division also facilitates the programme of structured dialogue between Government and churches, philosophical and non-confessional bodies.