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
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".