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# Vatican Embassy

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# you're hired
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.
# Holy See
'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.
# hello again
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.
# Ciao
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.
# Holy See
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
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
Labour conference to conclude after motions on abortion, Vatican
The party will also discuss international affairs, justice and equality and local government.
# Vatican Embassy
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
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.
# Catholic Church
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.
# Diplomacy
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
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.
# Diplomacy
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.
# Papal Visit
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.
# fiscal compact
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
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
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.
# Catholic Church
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
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”.