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‪‪Biggest Irish pro-life rally ever - Over 30,000 people tell Enda to keep his pro-life promise!‬‬ - 19th Jan 2013
‪Ten thousand unite for life: Pro-life vigil against abortion in Dublin‬ - 4th Dec 2012


Excellent interview by Bishop Bill Murphy on Right to Life
Excellent Letter to Irish Examiner Balancing rights of unborn
Dr Brown speaks of his hope that the Irish Government would reopen its embassy
2012 Msgr Hugh O'Flaherty Memorial Weekend a Huge Success
Bishop Bill Murphy on the right to life
Enda Kenny checks his phone during Pope Benedict speech: Corriere TV, Youtube clip
'Rude' Kenny plays on phone as Pope talks: Irish Independent 27/09/12
Nigel Baker - UK Ambassador to the Holy See
Nigel Baker - Religion and Public Life - Wed 6 Sep 2012

One Day More, hear their stories - parents who choose life, Oireachtas, 11th July 2012
Vatican appoints new secretary to its Embassy in Minsk - Belarusian Telegraph Agency - Tue 3 Jul 2012
Child abuse: Let’s hear it from Enda and RTÉ - Irish Examiner - Tue 3 Jul 2012
Time has come for move on same-sex marriage - Labour Party speech by Eamon Gilmore TD - Sun 1 Jul 2012
Gay marriage: poll suggests doubts in gay community - The Telegraph - Fri 8 Jun 2012
Most homosexuals indifferent to David Cameron's drive for gay marriage: Only a quarter would wed if law changes - The Daily Mail - Thu 7 Jun 2012
CV publishes first ever poll of gay attitudes to same-sex marriage - Catholic Voices - Thu 7 Jun 2012
Georgian Embassy marks 20th anniversary - Vatican Radio - Fri 22 Jun 2012
Phl Embassy in Holy See Celebrates 114th Independence Day - Republic of the Philippines, Department of Foreign Affairs - Thu 21 Jun 2012
Vatican embassy provided valuable service, inspectors found - Clerical Whispers - Wed 13 Jun 2012
Slovenia closes Irish Embassy but retains Vatican embassy in cost cutting measure; Irish Times 13 Jun 2012
Vatican embassy provided valuable service, inspectors found; Irish Times 7 Jun 2012
Notebook: Our Catholic heritage airbrushed - Mary Fitzgibbon - Irish Catholic - 3rd May 2012
Holy See (Vatican City) - Embassies and Apostolic Nunciatures - Our campaign continues
British embassy holds colloquium on relations with Holy See - NEWS.VA - Fri 30 Mar 2012
Embassy of the Rebublic of Chine(TAIWAN) to the Holy See
Gilmore is adamant -- embassy in Vatican will not reopen - Sunday Independent - Sun 22 Apr 2012
No Vatican Embassy opening for now says Irish leadership - The American - Sun 22 Apr 2012
Irish embassy to Holy See must not re-open, Labour party says - La Stampa - Thu 19 Apr 2012
Keaveney elected Labour Party chairperson - Galway Independent - Wed 18 Apr 2012
Vatican motion rejected by Labour - Galway Independent - Wed 18 Apr 2012
Reopening of embassy in Vatican voted down - Humboldt Alumni Wine Club - Wed 18 Apr 2012
Labour rejects motion to re-open Vatican embassy - RTÉ - Mon 16 Apr 2012
Reopening of embassy in Vatican voted down - Irish Times - Mon 16 Apr 2012
Keaveney victory a rebuff to leadership - Irish Times - Mon 16 Apr 2012
Labour says no to Vatican embassy - The Irish Sun - Mon 16 Apr 2012
Closure of Vatican embassy will not be reversed ‘in the immediate term’ - thejournal.ie - Sun 15 Apr 2012
Vatican, banking and abortion motions debated at Labour conference - BreakingNews.ie - Sun 15 Apr 2012
The Closure of the Vatican Embassy - Labour - Sun 15 Apr 2012
Labour address abortion, banks, the Vatican - TV3 - Sun 15 Apr 2012
Motion to reopen embassy defeated - Irish Times - Sun 15 Apr 2012
Ireland still needs an embassy to the Vatican - Thu 12 Apr 2012
Parliamentary Question - Dept Details - Matie McGrath - Tue 10 Apr 2012
Parents take a stand for Catholic ethos - Irish Catholic - Full Edition - Thu 5 Apr 2012
Motion calling for Vatican embassy restoration passes - Clerical Whispers - Thu 5 Apr 2012
Motion calling for Vatican embassy restoration passes at FG Ard Fheis - Irish Examiner - Mon 2 Apr 2012

Ireland Stand Up: Ordinary Catholics speak out about having an embassy to the Holy See - Rome Reports - Sun 1 Apr 2012
Ireland Stand Up: Ordinary Catholics speak out about having an embassy to the Holy See - YouTube - Rome Reports - Thu 29 Mar 2012
Holy See Embassy refurbishment could cost €1m - Irish Catholic - Full Edition - 23 March 2012

Benedict XVI and the Irrelevance of “Relevance” - CatholicCulture.org
Country gives itself the green light to forget the recessionary blues - Irish Examiner - Mon 19 Mar

Irish movement visiting Rome presses government to re-open embassy to the Holy See - La Stampa - Sun 18 Mar
Group Calls on Irish Government to Re-open Holy See Embassy - National Catholic Register - Sat 17 Mar

Call To Re-open Vatican Embassy - Tipperary Star - Thu 15 Mar
Closing our Embassy in the Vatican - Waterford News And Star - Thu 15 Mar
Benedict XVI blesses Eucharistic Congress bell - Catholic Herald - Wed 14 Mar
Embassy closed ‘to satisfy Godless men in Labour’ - Irish Examiner - Tue 13 Mar
Charles Lewis: New York Times ad proof anti-Catholic attacks are fair game - National Post - Fri 9 Mar
New York Times’ Gutter Rhetoric: Catholics Launching an Inquisition - The Daily Beast - Fri 9 Mar
Frontal assault on Catholicism - Catholic League - Fri 9 Mar
The Vatican Embassy debate - Meath Chronicle - Wed 7 Mar
40pc say Vatican embassy closure was definite snub - Sunday Independent - Sun 4 Mar
Diarmuid Martin claims Irish Catholicism at 'breaking point' - The Guardian - Sat 3 Mar
Mullingar Town Council Calls to Reopen Vatican Embassy - Midlands 103 - Wed 29 Feb
Our man at the Vatican - Irish Times - Tue 28 Feb
George Hook - NewsTalk - Tue 28 Feb
John Drennan: Honeymoon is over but marriage intact - Sunday Independent - Sun 26 Feb
Marc Coleman: Chinese medicine a sure cure for unemployment and stagnation - Sunday Independent - Sun 26 Feb
Vatican embassy closure was a mistake but it's time we moved on, says Martin - Clerical Whispers - Sun 26 Feb
Kenny stands firm on Vatican embassy closure - Irish Independent - Sat 25 Feb
Fiach Kelly: Grumbles against Gilmore fade as nerves settle - Irish Independent - Sat 25 Feb
A more practical embassy - Irish Examiner - Sat 25 Feb
Faith of Irish shaken - Boston Herald - Sat 25 Feb
Israel advises group on Vatican embassy - Clerical Whispers - Sat 25 Feb
Gracious Flor will be sadly missed - Irish Examiner - Sat 25 Feb
Frank McNally: An Irishman's Diary - Irish Times - Fri 24 Feb
Patsy McGarry: Lack of Vatican co-operation over child sex abuse led to closure of embassy - Irish Times - Fri 24 Feb
Lay initiative hopes Vatican Embassy will be re-opened (December 2011) - Fri 24 Feb
Call to protect Catholic schools - Irish Independent - Thu 23 Feb
Closing Vatican embassy 'a mistake' - Irish Times - Thu 23 Feb
Holy See Embassy refurbishment could cost €1m - Michael Kelly - Irish Catholic - Thu 23 Feb
Gilmore needs to think again over Villa Spada - Garry O'Sullivan - Irish Catholic - Thu 23 Feb
Aggressive secularism is no myth - David Quinn - Irish Catholic - Thu 23 Feb
Vatican embassy closure was a mistake but it's time we moved on, says Martin - Irish Independent - Thu 23 Feb
Heroic history - Irish Independent - Thu 23 Feb
Israel advises Irish group on Vatican embassy - Diplomatic Briefing - Thu 23 Feb
"Reflective silence" replaces Seanad prayer - Irish Examiner - Thu 23 Feb
Action, not deliberation will restore Embassy and boost Congress! - Tipperary Star - Wed 22 Feb
Vatican embassy closure may be revisited, says Gilmore - Irish Times - Wed 22 Feb
Israel advises group on Vatican embassy - Irish Times - Wed 22 Feb
Human rights - Irish Independent - Wed 22 Feb
Lifeline for Vatican Embassy? Talks on sharing with Rome Embassy to start - Clerical Whispers - Wed 22 Feb
Priority Questions - Diplomatic Representation - Oireachtas website - Tue 21 Feb
Our man at the Vatican - Irish Times - Tue 21 Feb
God is in the details - Irish Independent - Tue 21 Feb
Poor faith - Irish Independent - Tue 21 Feb
Tánaiste criticised for ‘crude’ statement on human rights - Irish Examiner - Tue 21 Feb
It’s Enda the dragon but exit the conscience - Irish Examiner - Tue 21 Feb
Former ambassador dismisses move to change Spain's accord with Vatican - Catholic News Agency - Tue 21 Feb
Praying for a little diplomacy in Vatican embassy row - Clerical Whispers - Tue 21 Feb
Talks with Vatican on site sharing - Kerryman - Mon 20 Feb
Martin wants Nuncio to build 'humble' church - RTÉ - Mon 20 Feb
Lifeline for Vatican Embassy? Talks on sharing with Rome Embassy to start - Irish Independent - Mon 20 Feb
Vatican embassy closure stands - Update - Irish Times - Mon 20 Feb
Vatican embassy closure stands - Irish Times - Mon 20 Feb
‘Wounded’ Church can be healed by Papal Nuncio - Irish Examiner - Mon 20 Feb
Talks with Vatican on site sharing - BreakingNews.ie - Mon 20 Feb
Labour grassroots rail against Gilmore - Irish Examiner - Mon 20 Feb
TDs 'berated' by clergy over Vatican - Irish Independent - Mon 20 Feb

Also in Sunday Business Post - Sun 19 Feb
Vatican holy row rumbles on - Pat Leahy - News Page 7

Martin wants Nuncio to build 'humble' church - RTÉ - Sun 19 Feb
Catholic Comment to train speakers to speak about the Catholic faith in the media - Cookstown Parish - Sat 18 Feb
New Irish Envoy: Pope Consistent on Stopping Abuse - ABC News - Sun 19 Feb
Church leaders deserve respect - Sunday Monitor - Sun 19 Feb
Vatican links 'will deepen' - Martin - Irish Times - Sun 19 Feb
Government loses face over Vatican and we lose faith - Irish Examiner - Sat 18 Feb
Reverse Vatican move - Irish Examiner - Sat 18 Feb
British councils win right to pray - Irish Independent - Sat 18 Feb
Closure of Vatican embassy has wide-ranging implications - Irish Times - Sat 18 Feb
Praying for a little diplomacy in Vatican embassy row - Irish Independent - Sat 18 Feb
The war against faith - Irish Times - Sat 18 Feb
Will it ever be Ireland without a prayer? - Irish Independent - Sat 18 Feb
John Waters: Bunkered view of reality limits discourse - Irish Times - Fri 17 Feb
Ambassador: Benefits of embassies far outweigh their cost - Irish Examiner - Fri 17 Feb
New nuncio pledges to strengthen relationship - Irish Times - Fri 17 Feb
Papal States are guarantee of popes' legal and political independence - Irish Independent - Fri 17 Feb
Electoral consequences of embassy closure - Irish Catholic - Thu 16 Feb
Vatican embassy duplication of services - Labour Youth - Thu 16 Feb
Labour TDs and Senators hold 'constructive' party meeting - BreakingNews.ie - Fri 17 Feb
Party structure and organisation the focus of 'constructive and frank' Labour talks - Irish Times - Fri 17 Feb
Taoiseach’s Bantry visit a public relations disaster! - The Southern Star - Sat 18 Feb
Was closure of Embassy to Holy See "an opportunistic act of neurotic bigotry by militant atheists seeking to impose their myopic beliefs"? - E F pastor emeritus - Fri 17 Feb
New Papal Nuncio tasked with strengthening Ireland-Vatican ties - Irish Examiner - Thu 16 Feb
Vatican embassy among the least expensive - Lurgan Parish - Thu 16 Feb
The Embassy to the Holy See - Fr Gabriel Burke - Thu 16 Feb
Pressure on Gilmore as UK has dual embassies in Rome - Irish Independent - Thu 16 Feb
Watch out Ruairi! Cuts to small schools spell big trouble - Irish Independent - Thu 16 Feb
Dáil debate rages over Vatican embassy closure - Irish Examiner - Thu 16 Feb
FG pressure mounts on Taoiseach over embassy - Irish Catholic - Thu 16 Feb
Our man at the Vatican - Irish Times - Thu 16 Feb
Public decries closure of embassy to the Vatican - Irish Examiner - Mon 16 Jan
State's relations with church now 'more real', says Kenny - Irish Times - Thu 16 Feb
Former Minister says Rome, Vatican embassies should be one - Newstalk.ie - Thu 16 Feb
Relations with Church 'more real', Kenny - Irish Echo Australia - Thu 16 Feb
Labour Party members in Ireland revolting against "anti-Church" stance of Gilmore and against "secularisation by stealth agenda"? - E F pastor emeritus - Thu 16 Feb
UK govt emphasizes importance of relations with Holy See - Angelqueen.org - Thu 16 Feb
FG pressure mounts on Taoiseach over Vatican embassy - Catholic Answers Forums - Thu 16 Feb
Keating welcomes Taoiseach’s view on Vatican embassy - Fine Gael - Thu 16 Feb
Audience with pope brought exchange of gifts and ideas, says Lady Warsi - The Guardian - Wed 15 Feb
Vatican embassy - Conviction in question - Irish Examiner - Wed 15 Feb
Fine Gael TD suggests Irish Ambassdor to Vatican should be allowed share office space with Irish Embassy in Rome - Politics.ie - Wed 15 Feb
Not As We Have Been Told, It Seems - Ex Umbris Et Imaginibus - Wed 15 Feb
Johnny Fallon: The Vatican embassy row has touched a raw nerve with a rural constituency that is only now finding its voice - Irish Independent - Wed 15 Feb
Vatican embassy was one of cheapest to run - Sligo Today - Wed 15 Feb
Irish government won't reconsider closing Vatican embassy - Catholic World News - Wed 15 Feb
Pope will be greeted with 'decorum' - Irish Times - Wed 15 Feb
Gilmore suggests Vatican compromise - Irish Examiner - Wed 15 Feb
Taoiseach rejects calls to reverse Vatican embassy closure - Irish Examiner - Wed 15 Feb
PASTORAL LETTER OF THE HOLY FATHER POPE BENEDICT XVI TO THE CATHOLICS OF IRELAND - 19 Mar 2010
A Government of bigots : John Waters - Irish Catholic - Wed 17 Nov

Vatican was one of least expensive missions abroad - Irish Times - Wed 15 Feb
Gilmore's claim on embassy closure at odds with own figures - Irish Independent - Wed 15 Feb
Vatican embassy among cheapest to run - Irish Examiner - Wed 15 Feb
'Holy show' over embassy closure - Irish Times - Wed 15 Feb
Cuts must be explained to public better, say Labour TDs - Irish Independent - Wed 15 Feb
Kevin Myers: Any senator or TD who tried to raise the issue of clerical child abuse in the Dail would have been shouted down - Irish Independent - Tue 14 Feb
Editorial: Time to build our Vatican relations - Irish Times - Tue 14 Feb
Labour members meet to talk about policy alternatives - Maman Poulet - Tue 14 Feb
Senator Jim Walsh:Lack of Pope invite 'a disappointment' - New Ross Standard - Tue 14 Feb
MEP Gallagher - Vatican Embassy closure "not a question of finance" - Donegal Now - Tue 14 Feb
MEP Pat The Cope slams Vatican Embassy closure - Highland Radio - Tue 14 Feb
UK government minister slams 'militant secularism' - Tri-City Herald - Tue 14 Feb
Militant secularisation: faith can be positive for society says David Cameron - The Telegraph - Tue 14 Feb
British Muslim pol tells pope, 'Europe needs confident Christians' - National Catholic Reporter - Tue 14 Feb
Tánaiste prepared to review Vatican embassy closure - Evening Echo - Tue 14 Feb
Gilmore denies adding Vatican to embassy list - RTÉ - Tue 14 Feb
Gilmore denies any secular agenda on embassy closure - Irish Independent - Tue 14 Feb
Gilmore denies 11th-hour decision on Vatican office - Irish Times - Tue 14 Feb
Gilmore denies secular crusade in Rome - Irish Examiner - Tue 14 Feb
An embassy in the Vatican - Irish Times - Tue 14 Feb
Tánaiste prepared to review Vatican embassy closure - BreakingNews.ie - Tue 14 Feb
Gilmore insists diplomatic relations with Vatican remain ‘very strong’ - Clerical Whispers - Tue 14 Feb
Vatican: Pope will possibly visit Middle East, but no Iran trip planned - Clerical Whispers - Tue 14 Feb
Stand up for faith, says peer Warsi - Wetherby News - Tue 14 Feb
We stand side by side with the Pope in fighting for faith - The Telegraph - Tue 14 Feb
'Militant secularisation' taking hold of British society, says Lady Warsi - The Guardian - Tue 14 Feb
McLoughlin Vatican stance gets big boost - Sligo Today - Mon 31 Feb
Closing Vatican embassy ‘was wrong decision’ - Irish Examiner - Mon 13 Feb
Vatican's embassy closure not in original draft of cuts - Irish Independent - Mon 13 Feb
Closure a step too far - Irish Examiner - Mon 13 Feb
Donlon critical of embassy closure - Irish Times - Mon 13 Feb
Proposal to filter emails to TDs - Irish Examiner - Mon 13 Feb
John Drennan: Gilmore failing to impose order over Vatican embassy - Sunday Independent - Sun 12 Feb
Jody Corcoran: The natural order has been turned on its head - Sunday Independent - Sun 12 Feb
Anne Harris: The coping class is cast out. We need a stake in our country - Sunday Independent - Sun 12 Feb
Stephen J Costello: Righteous furore over Vatican embassy could start move to renew our republic - Sunday Independent - Sun 12 Feb
Marc Coleman: Why we shouldn't take sides against country in public - Sunday Independent - Sun 12 Feb

Also in Sunday Business Post - Sun 12 Feb
Embassies recommended for closure did not include Vatican - Pat Leahy - Front Page Headline
Coalition fills cracks - for now - Pat Leahy - Inside Page 9

Mary Fitzgibbon, Ireland Stand Up, Presentation to Oireachtas members in Buswell's Hotel - Wed 18 Jan

Closing embassy to the Vatican could save €2.4m - but at what cost? - Irish Times - Sat 16 Jul 2011
Labour dig in on Gilmore embassy closure - Irish Independet - Sat 11 Feb
Labour pains as God and country become an issue - Irish Times - Sat 11 Feb
When TDs feel the heat it's time to kick adviser ass - Irish Times - Sat 11 Feb
Move to hold vote on papal invitation fails - Clerical Whispers - Sat 11 Feb
Move to hold vote on papal invitation fails - Irish Times - Fri 10 Feb
David Quinn: Pope should come here but visit the North first - Irish Independent - Fri 10 Feb
Cardinal raises hopes of visit by the Pope - Irish Independent - Thu 9 Feb
TD apologises for embarrassing Labour over anti-Catholic motion - Iona Institute - Thu 9 Feb
Gilmore's 'not an inch on Vatican' sparks crisis - Clerical Whispers - Thu 9 Feb
Vatican embassy may reopen within two years, says Creighton - Clerical Whispers - Thu 9 Feb
Embassy to the Holy See - Fr Gabriel Burke - Tue 9 Feb
Allen Parish
Cardinal hopeful for papal visit - Irish Catholic - Thu 9 Feb
Gilmore insists diplomatic relations with Vatican remain ‘very strong’ - Irish Examiner - Wed 8 Feb
People urged to pray for Paisley - Irish Independent - Wed 8 Feb
Enda acting like Scrooge as embassy row becomes a holy show - Irish Independent - Tue 7 Feb
Pressure group bombards Kenny with postcards - Irish Independent - Tue 7 Feb
The difficulty with donkeys and minarets - Irish Independent - Mon 6 Feb
Vatican embassy closure: Different opinions emerge from FG - Irish Examiner - Mon 6 Feb
Irish church not ready for Pope visit, says Martin - Irish Independent - Mon 6 Feb
Decision to reopen Vatican embassy not imminent, says Kenny - Irish Times - Mon 6 Feb
Archbishop says pope has been invited but timing may not be right - Irish Times - Mon 6 Feb
Jody Corcoran: Closing Vatican embassy to cut costs doesn't add up - Sunday Independent - Sun 5 Feb
Marc Coleman: Sensitivity needed when wielding axe - Sunday Independent - Sun 5 Feb
Holy war in Irish cabinet over closure of Vatican Embassy - Irish Central - Sun 5 Feb
John Drennan: Rebel TDs threaten to sink good ship Enda - Sunday Independent - Sun 5 Feb
Pope 'considering' Irish visit - Irish Times - Sun 5 Feb
Gilmore's 'not an inch on Vatican' sparks crisis - Sunday Independent - Sun 5 Feb
Creighton Says Vatican Embassy May Open in Two Years - CiNews - Sun 5 Feb
Diplomacy needed in Vatican row - Clerical Whispers - Sun 5 Feb
Burton may take on Gilmore as Labour discontent grows - Irish Examiner - Sat 4 Feb
Labour sitting on ‘whitewash’ review - Irish Examiner - Sat 4 Feb
Vatican embassy may reopen within two years, says Creighton - Irish Examiner - Sat 4 Feb
Reinstate our man in the Vatican, say FG TDs - Clerical Whispers - Sat 4 Feb
Irish PM: We'll send an invite to the Pope but only if he wants to visit - Church News Ireland - Sat 4 Feb
FG turns to prayer in effort to reverse embassy closure - Irish Times - Sat 4 Feb
John Waters: Tell us this is just an early April Fools' Day hoax - Irish Times - Fri 3 Feb
New papal Nuncio warmly welcomed in Ireland - Vatican Insider - Fri 3 Feb
Tánaiste suggests Vatican review possible - Irish Times - Fri 3 Feb
Irish government to re-examine closure of Vatican embassy - Irish Central - Fri 3 Feb
Government has ‘no immediate plans’ to review Vatican embassy closure - Fri 3 Feb
Govt may review decision to close Vatican embassy - Evening Echo - Thu 2 Feb
Govt policy on Holy See is 'incoherent' - Fianna Fail - Irish Catholic - Thu 2 Feb
Ireland may reopen ‘modest’ Vatican embassy in future, says Gilmore - Mon 30 Jan
The Clontarf Report Issue - The Clontarf Report website
Protestant schools under threat in Donegal - BBC News - Fri 9 Feb
REVEALED: CHURCH LEADERS UNITE TO CONDEMN CUTS TO SCHOOLS - Donegal Daily - Wed 8 Feb
TD apologises for vetting scheme on church 'deference' - Irish Times - Sat 4 Feb
David Quinn: This intolerant secularism is a threat to liberty - Irish Independent - Fri 3 Feb
The blog of Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Labour TD, Dublin North Central
Religion has a fundamental place in our school - Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD - Fine Gael - Wed 1 Feb
Church an easy target on education issue - Wexford People - Wed 1 Feb
Senior civil servants dealing with church 'should be screened' - Irish Independent - Tue 31 Jan
Kenny 'to review' closure of Vatican embassy - Irish Independent - Thu 2 Feb
TDs seek review of Vatican embassy closure - Irish Times - Thu 2 Feb
Taoiseach vows to ‘review’ Holy See Embassy closure - Irish Catholic - Thu 2 Feb
Irish PM Enda Kenny 'to review' closure of Vatican embassy - Belfast Telegraph - Thu 2 Feb
One million Catholics in England to be given 'faith cards' - Irish Independent - Thu 2 Feb
Church an easy target on education issue - Wicklow People - Wed 1 Feb
Is Labour set to ban Catholics from the civil service? - Irish Catholic - Tue 31 Jan
Papal nuncio to Ireland arrives today - Irish Times - Tue 31 Jan
Reinstate our man in the Vatican, say FG TDs - Irish Independent - Tue 31 Jan
Irish Youth Called to Stand Up. By Steven Fleming
Ireland: “Catholic pride” deals a blow to the Government - La Stampa - Wed 25 Jan
Irish Catholic group puts pressure on government - La Stampa - Fri 20 Jan
The debt Ireland owes the Catholic Church - Former Taoiseach John Bruton
OSCE at the Vatican : Religious freedom a factor for stability - NEWS.VA - Tue 24 Jan
FG push for re-opening of Vatican Embassy - Irish Independent - Mon 23 Jan
Standing up to keep our Vatican embassy - By Mary E Fitzgibbon - Irish Examiner - Mon 23 Jan
Ireland Stand Up, 96,000 postcards have been sent to Ireland’s prime minister - Catholic World Report - Thu 19 Jan
Ireland Stand Up, 96,000 postcards have been sent to Ireland’s prime minister - Ignatius Insight Scoop - Thu 19 Jan
Group in talks over embassy closure - The Irish Times - Thu 19 Jan
"Ireland Stand Up" group calls for Irish Government to re-open Embassy to Holy See - E F pastor emeritus - Fri 20 Jan
An ambassador for the Vatican - Letter in The Irish Times - Fri 20 Jan
Catholic group protests closure of Ireland’s embassy to the Vatican - Irish Central - Thu 19 Jan
Vatican embassy must still be closed, says Irish government - Belfast Telegraph - Thu 19 Jan
Group to protest Vatican embassy closure - BBC - Wed 18 Jan

Meeting Oireachtas members in Buswells hotel - RTÉ News - Wed 18 Jan

Vatican embassy closure slammed - Galway Independent
Gene Kerrigan: Gilmore hasn't a shred of credibility left
Gilmore 'took opposing views in public and in private'

Kevin Myers: ‘Church is not responsible for all our woes’
Irish Times: Department warned Gilmore of 'negative fallout' of embassy closures
Public decries closure of embassy to the Vatican- Irish Examiner
Embassy closure not supported: Opinion- Irish Examiner:
Irish Catholic article on Ireland Stand Up
Fine Gael TDs turn on Kenny over Cardiff and Vatican Embassy - National News - Independent.ie
Labour TD criticial of Ireland’s OSCE role - Irish Examiner
2012: What's in store - The Irish Times 14th Jan. (See "Has anybody seen Gilmore?" approx. half way down the page)
Ireland appoints top diplomat as new ambassador to the Holy See - La Stampa
Closure of Irish Embassies: Discussion with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

The View: A Government of bigots - John Waters
Holy See embassy closure puts pressure on Fine Gael (Garry O'Sullivan, Irish Catholic)
De Valera’s grandson challenges Vatican embassy closure (Irish Central)
Embassy of ireland Holy See
Ireland to close embassy to Holy See (UK catholic Herald)
Cardinal Brady expresses dismay at move
Crass economic view of Vatican link a sure way to burn bridges (Breda O'Brien Irish Times)
Why the Holy See has to be an independent State (David Quinn)
Bishop Bill Murphy criticises Government decision to close Vatican Embassy
Hard to analyse Vatican activity without an embassy (Irish Times Deaglean De Breadun)
Embassy closure has huge significance (Paddy Agnew irish times)
Folly of closing Embassy to the Holy See (Opinion vincent twomey irish times)
Why the Britain and the US have embassies to the Holy See - in their own words (David Quinn)
Decision to close Vatican embassy criticised by Hugh O Flaherty (Nephew of "Scarlet Pimpernel" of the Vatican)
Knock Mass-goers urged to appeal for Vatican Embassy - The Mayo News - Mon 14 Nov
Pope ‘may still visit Ireland next year’ despite diplomatic tensions - Catholic Herald - Fri 25 Nov
Holy See–Ireland relations (wikipedia)
Vatican appears unfazed by closure of Irish embassy (Spero Forum)
Closure of embassy to the Vatican (Comment, clerical whispers)