Sunday 25 February 2018

Colette Browne: How sad that we now begrudge a man's failure as much as success

Newstalk colleagues Ivan Yates and Pat Kenny
Newstalk colleagues Ivan Yates and Pat Kenny

Not only do we begrudge success in this country, this week it transpired that we also begrudge failure.

The Irish may project an image of twinkly-eyed bonhomie to lure unsuspecting tourists here, but the reaction to Ivan Yates' return proves we don't extend a cead mile failte to our own.

The former Fine Gael minister gave a startlingly frank interview to Pat Kenny on Newstalk on Monday in which he laid bare the depths of his depression as he negotiated bankruptcy proceedings in Wales for the past year.

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