A sell out
Published 24/02/2012 | 05:00
Ninety years ago, Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, to all intents and purposes, gave their lives for the assets of Ireland: a reality not recognised today, and now totally disregarded by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his cohorts in Fine Gael, as they gleefully prepare to sell to the highest bidder what rightfully belongs to future generations of Ireland.
In 1991, here in the state of Victoria, the assets were sold off to pay debt. The assets and profits now go to Indonesian, Chinese, US and British investors; the state debt has spiralled and the price of electricity and gas has increased dramatically.
Someone should teach Yeats's works in detail, starting with 'The Countess Kathleen', to Kenny, Noonan and their tribe before they don the treasonous mantle.