So our Prez, Michael D is dropping over to visit the
At least Dame Enda has the whole affair in perspective ..
The forthcoming visit of President Michael D Higgins to Britain opens up “limitless and endless opportunities” for Ireland, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.
Limitless and endless?
At least he can't be accused of using hyperbole?
He says the visit will "showcase" Ireland which presumably means he thinks the Brits have never heard of us? I suppose it is feasible that the population of the UK is unaware that there is an island off their west coast beyond Anglesey and the Isle of Man, but I would think it unlikely given that half the population [the half that isn't Asian, Oriental or Eastern European] is probably of Irish descent.
I can't help but wonder what Michael D is going to do to make these limitless and endless opportunities. Is he going to give everyone in the UK a free travel pass to Ireland? Is he going to issue free shares in Irish companies? Or is he just going to remind them that we do in fact exist?
I suppose I don't blame Dame Enda for his drop of over-optimism. After all, he has been saying for years that Ireland is out of the recession. I think he started saying that even before we went into recession in the first place, so we're used to his rhetoric now and we just ignore him.
I wonder if there are any spare tickets going for this bash?
I'd like to toddle over and watch the Old Folks enjoying themselves.