Being Irish is Stupid and Wrong. Discuss.

Having heard the tapes regarding Anglo Irish Bank, and learnt that Savita Halappanavar’s husband is receiving abuse, while the most pathetic of legislation slowly makes it way through the Houses, I cannot but become aware of a slowly growing opinion … Is it the case that the only time there is any progress in Ireland is on foot of people who are not Irish?

Yeah, you heard me.

There was at least one other death in an Irish hospital similar to Savita’s, but there was no outcry from her family, at least, none that I’m aware of. And the corruption in those tapes is not an agency for regulatory change, but instead is a cause of private anger that is not translating into public agency. Seriously? Do other people not see the problem here? Is it just me?

Patrick Neary, Financial Regulator and example of Irish uselessness.

Please give me your thoughts on this one. Some of you live abroad, some of you are from abroad, some of you are planning to work here and some of you are trying hard to work anywhere else but here. What the hell is wrong with us that we are so without any sense of moral justice?

I mean it, what is wrong with us? How do we fix it?

Let’s start with a simple question. Do you think that Anglo Irish were wrong, and should be charged with a criminal offence?

3 thoughts on “Being Irish is Stupid and Wrong. Discuss.

  1. Gaddo

    A sure, just sit yerself down, offer it up to God and then have a nice cuppa tea and don’t you be worrying about it…

    1. Claire Nolan

      I can’t honestly disagree with you, the whole situation is rapidly becoming a cause of rage. I heard Noonan yesterday saying that it wouldn’t have been wise to “muck about with the tapes” – is he even aware of the distinction between dreams and reality, ala Dougal?


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