Time to build our Vatican relations
Published 14/02/2012 | 10:57
Out of little sparks, great fires grow. It happens all the time in politics. It has happened in the bizarre dispute over the decision by the Tanaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister, Eamon Gilmore, to close the Irish embassy to the Holy See.
This decision was supposedly made on financial grounds.
Yesterday the Foreign Affairs Department was continuing to maintain that line. But few outside Iveagh House believe it. The amount saved was trifling by comparison with the total budget.