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Broke banks, emigration and joblessness – Welcome to the world's 'goodest country'

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Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny

Once upon a time, quite a number of people thought Ireland was the best country in the world. If any of them still exist, they will doubtless have enjoyed reading the reports about the findings of the Good Country Index.

That organisation – previously unknown to me, I must confess – has named us the best, or to use its own quaint term, the goodest country out of 125. But it cannot have expected the real-world Irish reaction. It has been overwhelmed with emails of angry protest.


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