Oliver Callan: St Patrick’s Day a party for phoney Ireland
Behind the shamrock blinkers and pleasant poetry, we’re just hypocrites
Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Washington on Thursday: elected a TD in 1975, he was in a better position than most to do something about the horrors that continued in his time. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire
For a people renowned for nostalgia, we Irish sure know how to move on. We travelled from shame to pride within a week.