Monday 19 February 2018

Tough rehab, yes -- but mind you don't end up killing the patient

We're in bits, but if the three Nurse Ratcheds actually pull this off, it will be worth it, writes Daniel McConnell

L OOKING back, Ireland, like a Z-list celebrity who enjoys 15 minutes of success and fame, crashed and burned in a pitiful spectacle of self-loathing and bitterness.

Things here were genuinely good for a short time, but then the dream turned into a nightmare. We lost our way; we foolishly let it all go to our heads. Fuelled by self-regard and self-absorbed guff, we believed we were the greatest in the world. We became addicted.

Champagne, cocaine, property, helicopters -- all bought on credit, which we now can't pay back -- we couldn't get enough. A nation gone mad.

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