Monday, February 06, 2006

They Can't Give Them Away!

I have to confess that I never thought I'd see the day, but the Daily Mail has launched an Irish edition, handing out free copies at Train and DART stations and even on street corners.

From what I can see, the good sense of the Irish public has prevailed so far. The only people I've seen taking copies have been tourists or British immigrants nostalgic from some down-home jingoism.

But you never know. People here are happy to buy Irish editions of the Sun and the Star, so I guess they'll swallow anything. Middle-class English parochialism is just so . . . so exotic.

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