We prefer to moan than to seek change
Published 07/04/2010 | 05:00
IN response to Tom Butler (Letters, April 4), regarding the rejection by his audience and every "right thinking" Irish person of Ryan Tubridy's call for street protests, I feel that this does really show the worst of the Irish national character.
We will moan and bitch to each other about how bad things are until the cows come home, and finish the lament with a "yerra, nothing can be done about it".
A US ambassador's wife once said about the Irish that we are a lovely people but that we lack a sense of moral outrage.