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The controversy over the Vatican embassy, when there are more important issues for the government, harks back to an era Ireland should have left behind, writes Jennifer O'Connell.

12th February, 2012
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With half of Enda Kenny's party competing to be Ireland's Next Top Catholic, voters are entitled to wonder just who is representing them.

What with the kerfuffle over the septic tanks, the houses for €7,500 and the dark mutterings about 'secularisers' in the papers, it's all gone a bit 1955 lately.

I almost expected to turn on my radio last week and hear Archbishop John Charles McQuaid giving out about the Mother and Child Scheme, or pick up the paper and read that the All-Ireland championship had been postponed due to the nationwide polio outbreak.

When our newly elected...

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