from that article Ms Creighton says:
"Our foreign policy agenda is at one with the Vatican. When it comes to the priorities for us, human rights, hunger, all of these freedoms that we promote all over the world, particularly in Africa, we do it hand in hand, side by side with the Vatican.
I hear Hitch-type rebuttals in my mind.
"For that reason, from a strictly foreign affairs perspective, I think it would be very desirable in the future to step up our relations with the Vatican again. Now is obviously not going to be possible, but certainly in due course... At that point, I’ll certainly be one of the loud voices calling for it to happen," she said.
I'm trying to understand why so many people are backing this, and it may be presumptuous of me but I think people are clutching at straws to save ties with the church rather than having a strong interest in our foreign affairs and foreign policy agenda.
and for fairness an Islam, JW, Buddhist, Pagan, Meth ...etc embassy. We (Ireland) wouldn't wanna be seen giving just one cult it's own prilivelged embassy.