Sunday 11 December 2016

Anti-British songs let the rest of us down

Published 11/05/2011 | 09:42

THERE'S a lot of talk at the moment about the visit of the queen and the spin-off in tourism that may accrue.

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I visited a hotel for lunch recently and, while queueing, I got chatting to an English family visiting this country for the first time. I would put the couple in their 30s, with two children aged about 10 or 11. They had been well impressed with the warm welcome and friendliness of Irish people.

I sat at the table next to them and could not believe my ears when I heard anti-English/British songs being blasted all over the hotel. I felt that all the good work done by the Irish people who had been in contact with this family since their arrival was in vain.

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