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Let's thank the Greeks bearing gift of Georgia

Michael Noonan has come in for some criticism for allegedly insensitive comments about Greece, and the effect their economic meltdown would have on Ireland.

Playing down any potential repercussions, Noonan said: "Apart from holidaying in the Greek islands, I think most Irish people don't have a lot of connections with Greece. If you go into the shops here, apart from feta cheese, how many Greek items do you put in your basket?"

Quite frankly, I'm appalled at Noonan's attitude, which shows a remarkable lack of gratitude to the EU compatriots to whom we owe so much.

After all, they gave us Georgia Salpa. And they're not getting her back...