Varadkar’s speech points to normalisation of Church-state relationship

Varadkar guides the Church towards an understanding of modern Ireland

26th August, 2018
Leo Varadkar at Dublin Castle yesterday

When Leo Varadkar got to his feet in Saint Patrick’s Hall in Dublin Castle yesterday, the television cameras panned over former holders of his office. One could not help but wonder what they might have said at such an occasion.

Bertie Ahern, who was taoiseach when the Ferns Report was published in 2005 described the extent of the abuse uncovered as a “disappointment”, but said it must be taken in the context of...

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