Friday 23 June 2017

Alison O’Connor: Kenny's bruising words belatedly lay bare Vatican's pathetic charade

Taoiseach Enda Kenny pictured with Cardinal Sean Brady
Taoiseach Enda Kenny pictured with Cardinal Sean Brady

HE is less than six months in office but Taoiseach Enda Kenny has already guaranteed himself a place in the history books.

The Mayo man stood in the Dail yesterday and shattered those links between church and State that for so long have been an intrinsic part of the fabric of Irish society.

The stark change in tone was first struck last week with the publication of the Cloyne Report and the remarks made by Justice Minister Alan Shatter, Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald, and subsequently the Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore.

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