Sarah Carey: Is there a politician left who’ll be brave enough to show compassion for an unfortunate case?
"The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth like the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath. It is twice blest, it blesseth him that gives, and him that takes." - The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare
There’s a thriving industry in Ireland.
Using the media as its retail point, it sells masochism and national self-loathing by the bucketful. Marketing cynicism to a people crushed by stress and despair, the customer base is ripe.