Monday, March 17, 2008
Happy St Patrick's Day!
A very Happy St Patrick’s Day to all Irish readers. To celebrate, here’s a Eurovision classic from 1970. Ireland has won the contest on numerous occasions, but, with apologies to Johnny Logan, I don't think any of their subsequent winning songs can match 'All Kinds of Everything', sung by the lovely Dana.
In 1970, The Long Fellow was still Irish President (at the ripe old age of 88) and the country was still a free, unglobalised and independent nation. And it was a country where human values, came above the worship of money. Now of course, Ireland has entered ’the real world’. It’s a member of the EU and capitalism rules supreme. Am I the only one to think that something very important- something which made Ireland such a truly wonderful country- has been lost along the way?