Perhaps he has imbibed too freely of the various Irish stouts which are mentioned on no less than three occasions in his article. Clearly, if he was still in a pub at 2am, as he seems to admit, he acquired more than the hangover which also features in the article. When he acquires a taste for Irish bottled waters, he should attempt another article on the Irish problem, and find the solution earlier in the evening.
L. M. CULLEN
The writer is Professor of Modern Irish History at the University of Dublin.Reuse content