Monday 5 December 2016

Betraying 'Ireland's Call' to solidarity

Published 19/11/2010 | 05:00

Unlike the rugby players, our society is sadly lacking in team spirit
Unlike the rugby players, our society is sadly lacking in team spirit

MAY I please make a request of all of those sports fans who will congregate in the Aviva Stadium tomorrow as Ireland take on the All Blacks.

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As kick-off approaches and the first few bars of 'Ireland's Call' begin, as you are loosening up you larynx, look about the stadium at the people standing next to you, and think about the lyrics of Phil Coulter's anthem as you scan the different groups who are about to join together in the singing of this proclamation of solidarity.

There will be the wealthy doctors and consultants who have had it good in Ireland over the past few years, unchallenged about their incomes because they were viewed as gods by the HSE and the hospitals for which they worked.

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