Sunday 18 February 2018

Ian O'Doherty: A great day for ... Obama

Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Let's face it, the last week or so has been a good time to be in Ireland.

Yeah, yeah, I know we still have all the usual crap to worry about, but for a country that would win the Olympics if they ever introduce a competitive moaning event, sometimes we need to just step back and accept the feelgood factor without being too cynical about the whole thing.

On a purely economic side, the positive impact of the queen's visit cannot be underestimated (just Google 'Jay Leno Guinness' to see what I mean) and no matter how hard a heart you have there was no denying the fact that the entire country came down with a case of the warm and fuzzies on Monday.

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