Wednesday 7 December 2016

What would make us revolt?

Published 17/10/2010 | 05:00

Sir -- For years now I have been expecting Irish people to march in protest of . . . the list is long! But I am told that it's not an Irish tradition. For years I have been expecting Irish people to go on strike over . . . the list is very long! And I am told that it's not an Irish tradition. Now, what defines an Irish tradition? Martyrdom? Long, pointless laments?

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How much does it take for the people of this country to revolt and do something? Anything at all is better that this plain lethargy! I call it the 'marshmallow' attitude . . . or is it simple masochism? Please, please, please, hurt me, please more . . . and I'll cry.

P Agnew,

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