Welcome to your traditional St. Patrick's PR nightmare, Enda Kenny

The intolerable damage to Ireland’s international reputation must end.

The parade committee and the Archbishop behind the curtain have shown themselves to be mired in a narrow and intolerant past that the wider nation and Ireland itself have long since left behind.

I appeal to you to use your influence, which I know is considerable, to remind the parade committee at every turn how harshly American history judges the discriminatory.

They may not care, but you have Ireland to think of.