Martina Devlin: The nation is nursing a furious rage against litany of injustices and something is going to give
Published 13/12/2012 | 17:00
A Persian fable tells how a potentate instructed his wise men to devise something that would be true equally in good times as in bad. After deliberating, they offered the following: "This too shall pass."
A Jewish version puts King Solomon at the heart of the story, while other traditions have their variations. When Abraham Lincoln became aware of the phrase, he used it in a speech in 1859, attributing it to an Eastern monarch's advisers.
Whatever its provenance, those four words chime within the Irish context.