Friday 23 February 2018

Nero worship in the new republic

• In response to Mr O'Neill's letter regarding Mr Haughey's similarity to 'little boots' Caligula, I was surprised to see a man of undoubted education, lament the fact that our current 'leaders' have not turned to the classical world for inspiration.

In an effort to clear up this misnomer and bring some peace to Mr O'Neill, might I humbly suggest he read the history of another famous emperor, Nero.

This particular emperor famously fiddled while Rome burned. If we look at our evergreen Taoiseach Enda Kenny's response to an irate shopper in Athlone, we begin to see the Nero effect in full swing.

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