Elaine Byrne: Biden’s Irish roots do not mean we’ll have it our way
The Biden presidency may well benefit Ireland, but any action on US multinationals here will come down to hard economics and not misty-eyed nostalgia
A few days before polling day in the US presidential elections, Joe Biden released an unusual campaign video for a politician. The Democratic candidate lovingly recited a passage from Seamus Heaney’s 1990 translation of Sophocles' play Philoctetes, The Cure at Troy, which begins with the memorable words: “Human beings suffer/They torture one another”.
The Bellaghy poet was a prominent feature in Biden’s electioneering. The Pennsylvanian native repeatedly peppered his speeches with...
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