Embassies recommended for closure did not include Vatican

A review of all Irish embassies abroad carried out by the Department of Foreign Affairs last summer cited two candidates for closure, but did not include the embassy to the Vatican.

12th February, 2012

A review of all Irish embassies abroad carried out by the Department of Foreign Affairs last summer cited two candidates for closure, but did not include the embassy to the Vatican. Instead, the Vatican's name was added to the list after the review was completed, *The Sunday Business Post* understands.

The internal report, drawn up just months before Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore announced the closure of the embassy, considered cutbacks across a range of the Department...

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