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# vatican-embassy - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Ireland is reopening its Vatican Embassy, here's the new Ambassador...

Emma Madigan will be in charge of Ireland’s slimmed down presence in the Holy See.

# vatican-embassy - Thursday 6 March, 2014

'We genuinely closed the Vatican embassy for cost reasons... but no one believes us'

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been discussing the still-controversial closure of the Vatican embassy 26 months ago. It has since been decided to reopen it.

# vatican-embassy - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Government to reopen Vatican embassy, 26 months after closing it

Eamon Gilmore said the scaled-back embassy will have a staff of just one person and will help Ireland to engage directly with the leadership of Pope Francis.

New Vatican embassy is about new policies, not new Pope - Gilmore

The new scaled-back presence in the Holy See is about Pope Francis’ view on worldwide poverty and hunger according to the Tánaiste.

# vatican-embassy - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Government “is satisfied” without Vatican embassy

There is no plan to re-establish a resident embassy to the Holy See in the immediate term says Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore

# vatican-embassy - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Closure of Vatican embassy will not be reversed 'in the immediate term'

Labour has cited savings of €845,000 stemming from the closure of the Embassy of the Holy See in Ireland, and says that it will not be reopened in the immediate future.

Labour conference to conclude after motions on abortion, Vatican

The party will also discuss international affairs, justice and equality and local government.

# vatican-embassy - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Gilmore opens door for Vatican to relax embassy requirements

Eamon Gilmore tells the Dáil that the Holy See embassy closure could be revisited if the Vatican relaxes rules on dual embassies.

# vatican-embassy - Monday 20 February, 2012

Tánaiste: We're not going to reverse Vatican embassy decision

The Tánaiste reiterated that the government will review the decision when Ireland’s financial circumstances improve.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know by 9am, including: Final day of Xi visit, Greece set for €130bn loan, Bank of Ireland cuts its losses, and are you hungry enough for a test tube hamburger?

# vatican-embassy - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Archbishop calls for 'renewed' and 'more humble' Catholic church

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin made the call as he welcomed the new Papal Nuncio to Ireland in Dublin today.

# vatican-embassy - Thursday 16 February, 2012

New Papal Nuncio among new ambassadors accredited today

The most reverend Charles J Brown is one of three ambassadors who presented Letters of Credence to the President today.

# vatican-embassy - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Poll: Would you welcome a visit by the Pope? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome a visit by the Pope?

Enda Kenny says if the Pope visits Ireland, he’ll be treated with the appropriate “decorum”. Would you like to see him visit?

Vatican closure will be reviewed "in its own good time" - Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny accuses Micheál Martin of ‘hyping up’ the closure of Ireland’s embassy to the Holy See.

# vatican-embassy - Monday 13 February, 2012

Former diplomat says Ireland shouldn’t have closed Vatican embassy

Seán Donlon – a former chief civil servant and ambassador – says Ireland has lost the chance to influence Church policy.

# vatican-embassy - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Seanad rejects motion calling for Pope visit to Ireland

Fianna Fáil Senator Jim Walsh said he was “extremely disappointed” that the motion had been defeated.

# vatican-embassy - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Taoiseach: Bailout funds are not dependent on fiscal compact

Enda Kenny says the EU-IMF bailout supersedes the new European deal, and that Ireland’s access to funding is safe.

# vatican-embassy - Friday 3 February, 2012

Government has 'no immediate plans' to review Vatican embassy closure

Fine Gael TDs have called for the decision to close the Irish embassy in the Vatican to be reviewed.

# vatican-embassy - Monday 30 January, 2012

Ireland may reopen 'modest' Vatican embassy in future, says Gilmore

Eamon Gilmore says it’s possible that a recovery in the public finances may allow Ireland to reopen its Holy See embassy.

# vatican-embassy - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Bishops express concern over relations between Ireland and Vatican

In a statement, the Catholic bishops said: “A state’s foreign policy should include respect for the spiritual values of its citizens”.

# vatican-embassy - Friday 4 November, 2011

Closure of Vatican embassy comes under fire from Catholic groups

The move has been condemned as part of the government’s “attack on Catholic culture”.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know this morning…