Politicians can learn from Denmark’s win over Ireland

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The Republic of Ireland’s James McClean (right) and Daryl Murphy stand dejected after a 5-1 defeat to Denmark on Tuesday night ended their World Cup qualification hopes. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland’s James McClean (right) and Daryl Murphy stand dejected after a 5-1 defeat to Denmark on Tuesday night ended their World Cup qualification hopes. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Eh, well, that didn’t exactly go to plan, did it?

Denmark’s carpet bombing of Ireland’s World Cup dreams last night will dampen the nation’s mood considerably this morning, though many bank managers and credit union loan committees will be heaving a sigh of relief now that they won’t be asked to finance a suspicious number of home improvements next summer.

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