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Constitution, there was no attempt made to secularise the state either. On the contrary, during the Civil War the Catholic Church was to excommunicate the republicans69 and, in return for this support, Cumann na nGaedheal was quite happy to leave matters such as education and health in the hands of the Church, which already had a good deal of control over these matters anyway.70 As Michael Gallagher has noted in relation to Cumann na nGaedheal: Its character was shaped by other strong political figures of a broadly conservative disposition, a conservatism that was reflected

in Drafting the Irish Free State Constitution