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Veteran Irish diplomat will be first non-resident ambassador to Holy See

Catholic World News - December 22, 2011

The government of Ireland has chosen a seasoned diplomat to be the country’s first non-resident ambassador to the Holy See.

David John Cooney will soon be named as the new envoy, Vatican Insider reports. His appointment comes after the government announced that it was closing the permanent Irish embassy at the Holy See.

Cooney will continue to hold his current post as secretary-general of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, travelling to Rome occasionally for his new assignment.

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