Ireland Parliament’s denial of Hindu opening prayer request is a step back for secularism

Ireland Parliament (Oireachtas) in Dublin, Senate (Seanad Éireann) and House of Representatives (Dáil Éireann), have denied Hindu opening prayer request made by Hindu statesman Rajan Zed. This is surprising considering that Ireland and other western nations have been championing the cause of secularism for long but it seems that secularism is just a one-way street. […]