Fine Gael Meath East Deputy, Regina Doherty, has this evening (Friday) congratulated the Reverend Pat Storey on her appointment as the new Bishop of Meath and Kildare and as the first woman bishop ever appointed by the Church of Ireland.
“There seems to be little doubt about the fact that when it comes to gender equality, Meath sets the pace. As the only constituency in the country with two female Deputies and also having a female MEP, progression for women in Meath is eminently possible. Added to this, we now have the first female Church of Ireland bishop ever appointed based in Meath and Kildare which is a tremendous honour for the county.
“I would like to wish the Reverend every success in her new role and extend a warm Meath welcome to her. I have no doubt that she will have nothing but positive experiences in the county and will go on to inspire all of the people she meets, whatever their gender.”