When Shergar wins the Epsom again. When Rev. Paisley does a jig down the Falls Road. When the Dail outlaws the drink.
Well, Shergar’s nowhere to be found, Paisley’s soon to see St. Peter, and considering recent economic forecasts, the Dail could use a pint just about now. But this year in Ireland, the once inconceivable, has become reality.
Queen Elizabeth II, the reigning British monarch, is now more welcome on Erin’s shores than the head of the Roman Catholic Church, Benedict XVII. A more surprising shift in recent history one would be hard-pressed to find. Time has proven once again that it does have a healthy sense of irony.