Two Teddy Bears had a different take, summarized by She Bear who said, “The banks did not have enough of their own, so the government took the money from the people and gave it to the banks.”
As the Teddy Bears point out, the Irish crisis was part of a world economic meltdown, so next we go around the world to Taiwan for Next Media Animation's take on the EU bailout:
But the show must go on. Irish Media Nation caught the wave just before it became an internet tsunami for Irish dancers Suzanne Cleary, Peter Harding and producer Jonny Reed, whose “Hand Dance” YouTube video went from 100,000 views when first featured here in mid-September to an incredible 4,899,561 views as of today. That 2:20 minute clip lead to a string of high profile US TV appearances, including Good Morning America, Rachael Ray and this McDonald’s commercial:
"WorldTap" dancers Sneaky Steppers are following their flying footsteps around the globe and filed this New Year’s greeting from Singapore:
And now for something completely different: Irish inventor Michael Killian going sidesaddle through the streets of Amsterdam on a bicycle that begs the question “Why?”
Ending this digital digest on a more sincere note is this heartfelt feature from the BBC radio series “Coming of Age Around the World” profiling Shaun Bradley, a young Irishman with Down's Syndrome who has left his “Mam” to live life on his own. It's the second piece from the top and well worth a listen.