Elaine Byrne: Qatar’s appalling record corrupts joy and celebration of World Cup
From the thousands of migrant workers who have died to the second-class status of women, the host country is so problematic it will be almost impossible to watch the football tournament
I still have the jumper my mother knitted me for Italia 1990. It is white with the Irish flag, a football, and the word Éire emblazoned on the chest. It must have taken her ages to do.
Although I was still in primary school, I can remember where I sat in our pub on a rural Wicklow crossroads to watch the games. I know who was there and what they wore, even though it was ...