Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Yesterday's editorial in Daily Ireland referred to Ireland as a member of the UN Security Council. As soon as I saw that I thought to myself, "That was a while ago, wasn't it"? So, a few clicks and 30 seconds later and I was able to establish that Ireland's no longer on the Security Council and hasn't been since 2002.

I guess I just don't understand how such a mistake could be made when Google makes it so easy to check such basic facts. And, given that the whole editorial is built around the presumption that Ireland is still a member of the UNSC I guess I'd have imagined that this would have been confirmed before the editorial made it to print.