The Church of Ireland regularly responds to legislation and consultation documents produced by governmental departments, reports issued by the Anglican Communion and various ecumenical bodies, and makes statements regarding various social issues as they arise in the public sphere.
Issues that require an official Church response must be ratified by the Standing Committee of the General Synod. You will find these under ''Official Submissions' on the left-hand menu.
However, many groups and committees within the Church, who have access to expertise in particular areas, are authorized to produce reports and statements in their own names. It is important to note that these submissions may not be representative of the views of the Church of Ireland as a whole. You will find these under 'Committee Submissions' on the left-hand menu.
Oftentimes, the Bishops of the Church of Ireland will issue statements, either as a pastrol letter from the whole House of Bishops, or under their own names. These can be found under 'House of Bishops' on the left-hand menu.