Emmet Ryan: We boycott to help those who suffer

Despite the joy of Euro 2016, Ireland should not to enter the next two World Cups

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
17th June, 2016
Saint Petersburg Stadium construction site Pic: Getty

Ireland isn't going to change Russia's policy on denying rights to LGBT people. It also is unlikely to make Qatar into a bastion of equality any time soon. That's Ireland, the whole country and all of its diplomatic might. The football team? It's got even less power.

On the face of it, a boycott of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will only hurt the sport in Ireland. Football will be taking the hits and...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19

How the programme for government will shape housing

Insight Niall Byrne 4 months ago

Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt

Insight Todd G Buchholz 5 months ago

Comment: The recovery will be more U than V-shaped

Insight Larry Hatheway 5 months ago