Preparations Step Up a Gear for Visit of Pope Francis
Preparations for the Pope's visit to Ireland have stepped up a gear.
The Government will spend at least 1.2 million euro on security for the Papal trip to Dublin.
Tenders are being sought to provide CCTV, radio communications and a public address system.
Pope Francis will attend the Festival of Families in Croke Park in August.
The Pontiff will also celebrate mass in the Phoenix Park.