Published 07/09/2011 | 05:00
• Paddy O'Brien believes that 'logic' will take over from the Catholic Church in secularist Ireland. I wonder where he sees evidence of logic in this state.
Does he see it in the handling of our hospital services by the HSE? Or in how we became one of the fastest-growing economies in the western world with a boom based on falsehoods?
Has he been impressed by the vast amount of unqualified mathematics teachers tutoring our young? Perhaps the system of offering bonuses to senior civil servants merely for showing up on time has persuaded him to see 'logic' as being at the forefront of our future? Basically, what I'm trying to determine here is does he mean logic-logic or its estranged, distant relative, Irish logic?