Saturday 1 October 2016

Clap trap

Published 10/11/2012 | 05:00

• There has been a marked trepidation displayed by the media in praising the Irish people and, vicariously, Taoiseach Enda Kenny on our recent victory in Germany.

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We would do well to remember the humorous colloquialism that it is a short distance between a clap on the back and a kick in the rear. Self-praise is no praise, and we are certainly not German -- so well done us!

Jack O'Donnell
Address with editor

• A German magazine may have presented Enda Kenny with the European of the Year award, but I can assure you the only award he would have received from the Irish people would have been "Your a pain" man of the year.

Sean McPhillips
New York

Irish Independent

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