Saturday 24 February 2018

We make most 'Paddy' jokes

To see the largest daily newspaper writing an editorial and the Department of Foreign Affairs issuing a statement about a website that carries jokes poking fun at the Irish indicates an amazing degree of immaturity and even neurosis.

While it is amazing, it is certainly not surprising when one considers that a few years ago a similar knee-jerk reaction gripped half the country when an English racehorse trainer described Ireland as a "backward country".

Yet if the remark had been made by an Irish person most people would have nodded in agreement.

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