Sunday 4 December 2016

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.

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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.

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