Another nail in the coffin of old Ireland
Is it the end of crawthumping? Of politicians performing public acts of private piety like wearing ashes on their foreheads? The Catholic Church has been losing its grip on the politics and people of the Republic for decades, and the criminality of numerous priests and the outrageous behaviour of some of its bishops has diminished its status and authority.
Then, suddenly, last Wednesday, Enda Kenny, Mayo schoolmaster-turned-politician-turned-Taoiseach,...
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