Donum Vitae blog alerted me to a marvellous homily delivered by Fr Richard Gibbons, curate at Our Lady's Shrine in Knock, on the recent decision to close the embassy. Follow the link and listen to it. The Irish Times reported on the homily also.
Breda O'Brien also had an excellent column on the issue in Saturday's Times. Her final sentence just sums it all up: "Ireland has few friends. We have been reduced to humbly accepting the stray crumbs from the negotiating table where the important players haggle. It hardly seems the time to burn any more bridges." One would have thought that the government would have the wit to realise that. But then is it a case that ideology is confounding common sense?