Paul Allen: Paint the world green .... and feck the usual mealymouth begrudgers
THE dour, self-loathing-Irish brigade was out in force this week. Indeed, only the Irish could bemoan the spectacular news that many of the world’s major landmarks will turn green on Saint Patrick’s Day, including Niagara Falls, the London Eye, Berlin’s iconic TV tower in Alexanderplatz and South Africa’s Table Mountain.
Despite this marketing coup, which will help promote tourism and Ireland in these times of great need, the merchants of doom were deriding the decision.
Newstalk’s Ivan Yates led the charge as he huffed and puffed on his morning radio show deriding the stunt as a pure case of “Paddywhackery”. In fact, he believed this fantastic promotional drive was “actually urinating tax payers’ money up against Niagara Falls.”