David McWilliams: Ireland is on a high with aviation success

Silicon Docks might be getting the headlines, but our huge and growing success in the air travel sector is even more remarkable

Ireland as a nation should be hugely proud of it's aviation sector Pic: RollingNews.ie

Not that long ago, it was an article of faith that living on the periphery of Europe was a huge economic disadvantage. The official line from Ireland was that living so far from the core of Europe was a serious drawback. It seemed like a pretty ironclad argument at the time, particularly as there was (and, ridiculously, still is) a tendency to suggest that Ireland’s future was one of closer and closer integration ...