Tuesday 20 March 2018

A Shaw thing

• The news that the European Union has won the Nobel Peace Prize (Irish Independent, October 12) prompts me to quote the only man who has won both a Nobel Prize for Literature and an Oscar. As George Bernard Shaw said: "I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize." Shaw would have also loved the irony that alone of the Nobel prizes, the Peace Prize, is awarded in Norway, which is not a member of the EU!

Mark Lawler
Kilmainham Dublin 8

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