The six have made a submission to the Constitutional Convention, questioning whether it is appropriate to be required to swear an oath to God in a country that is a Republic.

They have asked the Constitutional Convention to discuss and review the matter.

The six want the existing oath to be replaced by a pledge of commitment to the Constitution that has no religious reference at all.

They have also offered an alternative option, whereby a non-religious oath would be available to anyone who does not wish to swear a religious one.