Monday 23 April 2018

Brendan O'Neill: Inspirational McGregor shaking up the downtrodden Irish psyche

STRENGTH: Conor McGregor is an Irishman who is self-motored, self-willed, and shaping his own destiny rather than allowing himself to be shaped by the ups and downs and horrors of his nation’s history
STRENGTH: Conor McGregor is an Irishman who is self-motored, self-willed, and shaping his own destiny rather than allowing himself to be shaped by the ups and downs and horrors of his nation’s history

Brendan O'Neill

Time magazine hailed Angela Merkel as its Person of the Year. Queen Elizabeth II is conferring honours on the usual assortment of luvvies, politicos and no doubt utterly deserving charity workers who have impressed Her Maj over the past year.

But my Person of the Year, my hero of the past 12 tumultuous months, is not from the world of politics or art or philanthropy. He's from Crumlin.

He doesn't do charity; he punches people in the face.

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