Wednesday 18 January 2017

No chance of recovery while politicians are still in denial

Ian McCabe

Published 26/11/2010 | 05:00

A BUDDHIST teacher was asked to give his opinion of Ireland. He reflected, smiled and said "Guinness".

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No, he wasn't ordering a pint, just saying our relationship to alcohol was our most outstanding national characteristic.

He was making a serious point about the Irish love of alcohol. There is a parallel with an individual's alcoholic journey and Ireland's financial collapse.

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