John Walsh: It’s time for us to clarify our place within the EU
Contrary to some reports, our country is far from a failed state, but it’s vital that we develop a coherent national identity within Europe
Every time there is a crisis of whatever nature in this country, the default rationale for a sizeable slice of the population is that Ireland is a failed state.
This country’s past is indeed a source of shame. Ongoing revelations about the mother and baby homes are testament to decades of state-sponsored cruelty and neglect, a shameful legacy that modern Ireland has sought to be open in dealing with.
There has, however, been...
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