Saturday 10 December 2016

Let’s get a really bad reputation

Published 13/10/2010 | 08:17

IN light of the recent fraudulent use of Irish passports by Russian spies and Israeli secret agents, I wish to propose a solution to the Foreign Affairs Minister that might be of benefit.

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There seems to be a consensus that an Irish passport is a boon for the traveller who wishes to stay inconspicuous, the theory being that the Irish are generally well liked and popular worldwide. If we could somehow change that perception to a more negative one, then possession of an Irish passport would not be so highly prized.

To this end, I suggest that the Government keep up its recent sterling work in sullying the Irish reputation. I refer of course to financial mismanagement, hungover heads of government, general cronyism and corruption.

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