Disgraced once again
Madam – It is now quite a number of generations since Ireland's poet, WB Yeats felt it necessary to stand on the stage of the Abbey Theatre and deliver a timely rebuke to the audience – 'You have disgraced yourselves once again' – in response to their unruly attitude towards Sean O'Casey's play The Plough and the Stars.
The poet was referring back to another time when a similar situation occurred in relation to the staging of John Millington Synge's play The Playboy of the Western World.
Listening to Claire Daly's tasteless tirade in Dail Eireann on Wednesday of this week in response to the visit of Michelle Obama and her two children, one can only deduce that nothing much has changed on this island.
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