Monday 24 September 2018

We should be asking him to help us

Ireland has more pressing problems than worrying about Donald Trump, writes Niamh Horan

US President Donald Trump (Timothy D Easley/AP)
US President Donald Trump (Timothy D Easley/AP)
Niamh Horan

Niamh Horan

There is a great irony in plans for a mass protest to welcome US President Donald Trump when he arrives in Ireland in November.

Over the past 10 years we have watched in horror as our own politicians made one reckless, unpatriotic, decision after the next.

They bailed out the banks, put Ireland up for sale to US vulture funds and imposed a harsh austerity programme to socialise the costs of private debt.

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