Explaining What Happened in Ireland

Steve Bannon has perhaps more reason to pay attention to what has been happening there because he is Irish Catholic:


2 thoughts on “Explaining What Happened in Ireland

  1. Twenty years ago I had a wonderful and peaceful tour of Ireland. I even met the Taoiseach ( Prime Minister ). That encounter appeared in a column in the News and Record:

    “Speaking of a communication gap, Greensboro reader Fred Gregory was recently touring Sligo, Ireland, when a security detail of garda (that’s Gaelic for police) entered a pub with an important-looking man in their midst.

    Gregory asked the bartender if he recognized the tall, Clintonesque VIP the garda was guarding.

    “Oh,” the barkeep replied, “you mean, the taoiseach?” – pronounced, in the musical mother tongue, “TEE-shook,” Gaelic for “prime minister.”

    Gregory learned that Bertie Ahern, the gregarious Dublin populist, was campaigning on behalf of provincial candidates. But unlike North Carolina campaign tradition, which takes office-seekers from church to church on Sunday morning, Irish politicians campaign from pub to pub.”

    Clearly a new sort of “troubles” have come to Ireland:

    Like in the US police morale in Ireland is very low due to pointless virtue-signaling such as “hate speech” initiatives.

    More than 90% of ordinary police officers recently voted “no confidence” in the country’s top law-enforcement officer.

    They’re resigning in droves due to inadequate power, work pressure and malaise.

    A high-profile assault this summer of an American tourist in Dublin led to an official security alert by the State Department for American tourists in the capital.

    Ireland depends hugely on US dollar investment by tourists and big American corporations.

    If nothing else, the sight of burning vehicles in Ireland’s Times Square will act as a wake-up call to the Irish government.

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