Irish Independent journalist Niamh Horan tells us that the heroes of 1916 would baulk at the lack of courage shown by Ireland’s leaders of today.
Be that as it may but those 1916 leaders would also baulk at the low standards of journalism operating in the Ireland of 2016.
Ms. Horan is just one of a disturbingly large number of Irish journalists who are chronically uninformed, biased or captured.
In her article Ms. Horan blames global financial interests for the catastrophe visited upon Ireland and its people since 2008. That ‘invasion’ by global interests was, apparently, facilitated by cowardice on the part of Irish politicians.
Ms. Horan then tells us that the (criminal) politician Haughey would never have allowed those nasty financial invaders to damage the interests of Ireland.
I weep for Ireland and its future when I read such tripe.
Here are the facts that Ms. Horan is either ignorant of or chooses to ignore.
Global financial interests have been exploiting the markets since Adam was a boy; there is nothing new about this fact.
The success or otherwise of these global financial sharks depends on the strength of governance of any particular country.
Ireland suffered, and continues to suffer, catastrophic consequences not because global financial interests do what they do but because our political system is irreformably corrupt.
The man who did more than any other to spread the disease of corruption is none other than the man who Ms. Horan so admires, the criminal politician Haughey.