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God and Gilmore

So Eamon Gilmore is off to Canada to "celebrate" the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

Pretty rich coming from a self-professed atheist.

It's time for this annual sham display of religious fervour to finally come to an end, if only to save the host nations having to endure another round of Irish scrounging and boastfulness.

If we were subjected to an annual dose of such self-praise from another country we would very quickly tell the visitor to get lost and stop bothering us. Self-praise is no praise.

Frank O'Connor
Blarney, Co Cork

Irish Independent