The time is long past when the Irish State and the RCC be totally disconnected.
Because of the damage the RCC did in Ireland for decades the Irish Government should withdraw its ambassador to the Vatican and not accept a new papal nuncio in Ireland.
Ireland should deal with the Vatican, if at all, through the Irish ambassador to Italy.
The Vatican, through its world wide abuse and corruption, has proven that it is a ROGUE STATELET.
Modern democracies, such as Ireland, should not have relationships with rogue states.
There was a time when Ireland banned the IRA.
In the last “Troubles” the IRA were responsible for some 1700 deaths and injured some thousands of others.
But how many people has the RCC killed, injured and abused, even in the last 1,000 years?
There were circa 800 babies in Tuam alone.
Bishops and priests abused 216,000 minors between 1950 and 2020
4,444 abuses reported to dioceses.
1,670 bishops and priests abused 3,677 victims.
11,000 victims made complaints.
15,000 complaints between 1970 and 1990.
That’s nearly A QUARTER OF A MILLION victims from just 5 countries.
The Irish RCC should be regarded as a criminal organisation by the Irish State.
No officer of state should formally attend any RCC events.
The Irist State should introduce new legislation holding the RCC solely responsible for all abuse in its institutions.
They should also introduce new legislation allowing the state to seize all RCC assets to pay the abuse bills.