Saturday 20 January 2018

John Cooney: Enda acting like Scrooge as embassy row becomes a holy show

THE row over the Vatican embassy is a heady cocktail that mixes religion and politics, which would have not been contemplated by even the bravest of Irish Governments in the past.

Now the refusal of Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore to reverse their decision to close Ireland's embassy to the Vatican has mobilised the country's Catholic faithful.

They are mystified as to why the nation's two most senior politicians remain deaf to their pleas not to deprive them of their heavenly plot in Rome.

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