It hasn't gone away, you know
Brendan O'Connor Our capacity for denial never lets us down. Some people say it has gone away, that it has left the stage. While others will tell you it never went away, you know. Some people practically deny it ever existed and if it did exist, they swear they had no hand, act or part in it. But still it remains the central talking point in Irish life, a huge part of the story of this country. Some even refer to it as the national question. So this is possibly a good time to take stock of this eternal question: What happened to the summer? Is it gone? Was it ever here?