Sunday 24 September 2017

Give us a break

• Walk down any high street in Ireland and you will see the outlets of large companies that have their head offices in the UK and who regard their Irish shops as nothing more than elements of their domestic chains.

Some English Premier League teams have more Irish support than all the home soccer clubs put together.

And 92pc of Irish primary schools are under the management of an organisation that has its headquarters, and the formulation of its philosophy, in the Vatican City, which is in the middle of another nation's capital.

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