The Irish Paradox

The Irish Paradox

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What does it mean to be Irish? a€˜Wea€™ve been clever and stupid, principled and corrupt. We can be kind and cruel, guilty of dopey optimism and chronic fatalism. Wea€™re friendly, but near impossible to get to know. Wea€™re proud to be Irish but often crippled with self-loathing. We think wea€™re great, but not really. We find ourselves fascinating. Of course we do. Wea€™re a paradox.a€™ Therea€™s something about Irish people, about the way their minds work. But what does it mean to be Irish? In his search for the key to the Irish psyche, Sean Moncrieff roams far and wide a€“ from the pub to the dole queue, the laboratory to the pulpit. Packed with offbeat anecdotes, observations and intriguing detours into the murkier recesses of Irish history and culture, The Irish Paradox is a roadmap for those struggling to make sense of a country defined as much by its contradictions as its sense of community.The TV show Dallas has a lot to answer for. So does the architect and former Fianna FAiil senator Jack Fitzsimons, who died in 2014. Fitzsimons is the ... Essentially, it was a book of house designs a€“ or one house design with many variants a€“ along with information on planning laws and how to go about getting a house built.

Title:The Irish Paradox
Author: Sean Moncrieff
Publisher:Gill & Macmillan Ltd - 2015-10-02

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