Wednesday 29 January 2020

Me fein

• How ironic that the Mahon Report should be published just a few days after we had pretended to celebrate the arrival of Christianity to Ireland.

The findings of the report, along with those of the other inquiries into political, religious and police corruption in recent years calls into question not just the psyche of those under investigation but of the Irish in general.

Is the "me fein" and "cute hoor" mentality so deeply ingrained in our make-up that corruption is only a problem when we don't personally benefit from it?

Frank O'Connor
Inniscarra, Blarney, Co Cork

Irish Independent

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