Knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing
• The treating of the Arts Council as a quango by the Government in its frantic effort to apply slash-and-cut tactics to save money is short-sighted.
Our culture -- be it Irish dancing, music, singing, literature, films or painting -- has done so much for the well-being of our society. It has given us deserved recognition throughout the world.
It is not the concrete remains of half-built housing estates that makes you proud to be Irish.