Seanad debates

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

2:30 pm

Photo of Terry LeydenTerry Leyden (Fianna Fail)

I am delighted Senator Rónán Mullen dealt with the following issue so well and I agree totally with him. I call for a debate on the decision of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Deputy Eamon Gilmore, to unilaterally close our embassy to the Holy See at Villa Spada in the Vatican. In a statement yesterday the highly experienced former Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Seán Donlon, exposed it as a personal, vindictive vendetta by the Labour Party-----


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