Irish Tatler

Seamas O’Reilly: Why Irish people struggle to say goodbye

Parting is such sweet sorrow, especially when it goes on far longer than it should

The Irish are expert in the art of the extended goodbye, says Seamas O’Reilly

After a lovely eighteen months, this will be my last column for Irish Tatler with the Business Post. I’ll be moving on to pastures new and sullying some other news outlet with my inimitable voice and astute observations but on a weekly rather than monthly basis this time. It will be their joy to marvel in my overuse of adverbs, and my unmistakable knack for saying ‘this one thing’ is a bit like ‘this other, ...