Sunday 18 March 2018

Self-flagellation and Kevin Myers

KEVIN Myers asks, regarding our failure to date to issue an invitation to Queen Elizabeth to visit: "Does such reticence betoken mature self-confidence? Or does it actually suggest a chronic, almost pathological insecurity?" (Irish Independent, July 2).

As it happens, I have been studying the extensive coverage given in the British press on the forthcoming visit of the Pope.

There has been quite a bit of negative comment, with many observers and commentators taking the view that the invitation should never have been extended -- much in the same vein as that being reported here on the proposed plan to extend an invitation to the queen.

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