Why this country needs to grow up
Published 10/03/2010 | 05:00
I have a friend from abroad who has lived in Ireland for 10 years. He insists that the British weren't driven out, but left in frustration after hundreds of years trying to get us to conform to some kind of order.
If ever a country was in need of a long overdue period of growing up, it is this one.
The same person came from abroad to manage a division of a large Irish business. He tells a story about leaving explicit instructions about changes that were to be made with regard to a particular project.