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Justine O'Mahony: Johnny and Amber need to take some lessons in Irish stoicism

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Justine O'Mahony

Justine O'Mahony

Justine O'Mahony

If there's one thing my mother taught me growing up it's not to wash your dirty linen in public. It's an Irish thing really isn't it? Most of us grew up knowing that one of the worst crimes you could commit is making a show of yourself or your family.

You'd get a belt of the wooden spoon if you made a show of yourself by rowing on the street with your siblings or telling stories about something that happened behind closed doors. It's like when mourners show an excessive amount of emotion at a funeral. We must be the only nation in the world where you are lambasted for bawling in public at the death of a loved one! Making a show of yourself is just not the done thing. Telling people your problems isn't either. You sort it out amongst yourselves.

I think it's a pity Amber Heard and Johnny Depp didn't inherit a bit of our Irish stoicism isn't it? If you've been following Depp's court case against The Sun newspaper you'll know what I mean. Talk about washing your dirty linen in public?