Tuesday 12 December 2017

Making the same mistake again

Sir -- Brendan O'Connor's WTF moment and teasing apart of the convoluted strands of 'Nama-think' was illuminating. (Sunday Independent, April 17, 2011). His 'moment' reminded me of my own -- in 2006 when I read that Ireland had built 80,000 houses. At that time, annual housing output in the UK was 130,000 units.

I remember thinking, 'Ireland's population is four million, less than the population of many UK cities -- WTF?'

Brendan's article (oddly) also called to mind a childhood incident. A budding anthropologist in the school yard conveyed information of an ancient tribe discovered still living in darkest Africa.

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