Seanad debates

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

2:30 pm

Photo of Rónán MullenRónán Mullen (Independent)

I have no secrets to tell, but if I were leader, I would ask how it was that the grassroots of the party and backbench Members seemed to be more in touch not just with public opinion but also with experienced diplomats who had served in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade during the years in saying the withdrawal of our ambassador from the Holy See was a mistake. We all heard the former ambassador to Washington, Mr. Seán Donlan, yesterday on "Morning Ireland" when he exposed the Tánaiste's bad judgment on the issue when he talked about the importance -----


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