Thursday July 2, 2020

Losing the war of words

The last few months have seen a deluge of bad publicity for Ireland in the world press. We have been referred to as “Reykjavik-on-Liffey” (the Economist), “Liechtenstein on the Liffey” (the Guardian) and “all washed up” (Daily Telegraph).

28th February, 2009

The last few months have seen a deluge of bad publicity for Ireland in the world press. We have been referred to as “Reykjavik-on-Liffey” (the Economist), “Liechtenstein on the Liffey” (the Guardian) and “all washed up” (Daily Telegraph).

Leading international publications have queued up to use suitably appropriate metaphors for Ireland’s woes, from “a terrible bust is born” in the New York Times to “an Irish stew” in the...

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