Melanie McDonagh

Melanie McDonagh

‘Since the referendum, the attitude of the Irish government to the result—contemptuous, disbelieving, disrespectful—has grated. Leo Varadkar, a conformist individual, was in office at just the time when a fixer was what was needed’

The Vatican misjudged the public mood over Richard Williamson, but secular commentators don’t understand the idea of excommunication