Wednesday 25 April 2018

Will O'Dea: Heroes give us hope and teach us a valuable lesson

Everyone has a role to play in our economic recovery, writes Willie O'Dea, including the gloomy commentators

Without a doubt the story of the week, if not the year, was the remarkable rescue of the 33 trapped Chilean miners. It was a rescue that had once seemed improbable, if not downright impossible.

The rescue bid had 33 major objectives and, incredibly, achieved them all. The 33 miners, initially presumed dead, are now reunited with their families and loved ones.

It is a story full of real heroes -- not only the 33 miners themselves, but also their families who never lost faith, and the engineers and technicians who devised the rescue.

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