Opinion Declan Lynch

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Leaving aside our massive drink problem, we’re the best in the world

Since we’re the number one country now, maybe it’s time to sort out our boozing issue, writes Declan Lynch

Picture posed. Thinkstock Images
Picture posed. Thinkstock Images

If poor Paddy was a bit confused last week, you could hardly blame him.

On the one hand, we were looking at a headline which declared simply: "Ireland is the best country in the world, new survey suggests".

And then came another survey, and another headline: "More than 1.3 million Irish people are harmful drinkers".

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