Today's Irish Independent tells us that the Taoiseach has supposedly "scuppered" a "United Nations TV station which was to have been based in Dublin, creating 80 jobs". Thank God for that.
"Backers of UNTV said it would have created 80 jobs and provided an international profile for Ireland." Does Ireland need an "international profile"? What benefit would that bring to those who live here? It seems to me that it would have provided us with an international profile as a nation of suckers. This was just another boondoggle that the government was expected to pay for with our money.