Tuesday 24 January 2017

Say it loud -- Irish and not so proud

Published 04/10/2010 | 05:00

HAVING spent more than 45 years working, living and travelling in many different countries throughout the world, both my wife and I were always comfortable with and proud of our Irishness. Last week, however, here in Spain, when asked where we were from, we both simultaneously recoiled from answering immediately.

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When discussing it afterwards, it shocked and disappointed us that we subconsciously felt ashamed and hesitant to declare our nationality.

We were ashamed because our great country, our Taoiseach and Government are daily being lampooned and denigrated.

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