Wednesday 21 February 2018

Give The Gathering a lasting legacy

• With the last slice of turkey carved from the bone, may I offer you something else to chew on?

I wish to address the issue of The Gathering. I note that normally sensible people are getting needlessly hot under the collar about a plan to engage more Irish people with Ireland.

I have heard trenchant criticism of the initiative, on the grounds that it is a vacuous exercise engineered to generate more wealth for the wealthy, which will be about as memorable as last week's fortune cookies.

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