Thursday 22 February 2018

Brendan Keenan: Time to make the best of what we've got after the crash

We need to stop asking ourselves how much all the glass and steel lining both banks of the Liffey will cost us

MANY years ago, a TV programme obtained an interview with the Japanese commandant on the notorious Burma railway, which was constructed with huge loss of life among prisoners of war and locals.

After some ritual regrets, the commandant got impatient with the persistent questioning.

"You Westerners," he said. "Always worried about death. Soon, we'll all be dead; still have a very fine railway."

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