Allen's Irelandby Paul Allen
- Irish politicians would have been better off staying at home for St. Patrick's Day
- Ireland is bouncing back despite all the naysayers -- It is time we stopped wallowing in despair and started cheerleading
- Has Gabriel Byrne lost the plot by attacking the Gathering? -- Criticism of the tourism initiative completely misses the point
- When suicide beckons what can a friend do to stop it? Dreadful dilemma as Irish prevention services slow to act
- The politics of anger rules in a recessionary Ireland as political debate turns nasty
In the supposed year of the Gathering, and with the country’s coffers still struggling, our politicians would have been be better off welcoming the world to Ireland, rather than jetting away for St Patrick’s Day.
Despite the might of its football team and the fact it got a better bailout deal from Europe, Ireland is likely to triumph Spain, writes Paul Allen.
We used to laugh at the English. Every European Championship they qualified for they believed they would win it.
But while England fans took a more sober approach regarding their chances at Euro 2012, Ireland’s cheer leading brigade managed to convince themselves we would crush Croatia, spank Spain and lash
How Minister Rabbitte proceeds is of critical importance because, we need a media that not only has the power, but also the resources to reflect the truth as clearly as possible. This is highly important because if we cannot view the past and present with unbiased clarity, our view of the future will always be worryingly skewed.
But thankfully, the Irish nation is no longer stuck in such time warp. And neither should Irish Americans.
And the begrudgers should remember that on March 17 there are, as the saying goes, only two kinds of people in the world — the Irish and those who wish they were.
So now as the media turns on Enda and Leo for telling the truth, at least Irish people will now have two others to blame for their woes. *
Thankfully, for the families of those who lost their lives, the inquiry rather than the media will bring to light who the real villains in this tragedy are.