The Irish Paradox

The Irish Paradox

What does it mean to be Irish?

‘We’ve been clever and stupid, principled and corrupt. We can be kind and cruel, guilty of dopey optimism and chronic fatalism. We’re friendly, but near impossible to get to know. We’re proud to be Irish but often crippled with self-loathing. We think we’re great, but not really. We find ourselves fascinating. Of course we do. We’re a paradox.’

There’s something about Irish people, about the way their minds work. But what… (more)