True, the Irish didn't riot. Not because of some misguided 'patriotism', but because we're dazed, confused and our spirit is broken.
|Ireland's National Debt, as at 15 December, 2013. Courtesy Finance Dublin|
Until this debt stops spiralling out of control, saddling future generations with so much debt that they will simply leave the country once they can afford the plane fare, Ireland has no hope. Repeat, no hope. And this is coming from an optimist.