Taoiseach must hold Saudi Arabia and Iran to account over support for extremism
Published 20/11/2015 | 02:30
In his speech in the Dáil this week dealing with the murders in Paris, Taoiseach Enda Kenny did something that was surely unique in all the speeches delivered by all the politicians in all the world on this topic. He, or rather his speech-writer, managed to work a reference to the Knights Templar into his address.
What, you might ask, is the relevance of a mediaeval Catholic order like the Knights Templar to a speech about the Paris killings?
Enda informed us: "Back in 1307, almost to the month, the Knights Templar were arrested, interrogated, tortured and charged with heresy."