Don't mock Germans -- learn from them
Published 02/11/2010 | 05:00
I TAKE my hat off to Germany, which has finally paid off the unjust level of reparations imposed by the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 and the bonds it acquired in later years to pull itself out of appalling poverty.
Germany has shown how a resilient people can rise from the quagmire.
Why should Ireland be given any preferential treatment by Europe if we fail to comply with the agreed conditions?