The London Independent has run this article on the the decision by hurling star Dónal Óg to out himself as being gay.
A lot of the article tries to be subjective in the response of the Irish people to the announcement. The part about the person with the megaphone and the effects on his family attending matches can be quite chilling. However, I was caught by the line that in Ireland homosexuality is viewed as being linked with paedaphilia.
I. like many others, have followed the whole debate on gays and gay rights across the island of Ireland for quite some time. I must say that I have never heard people make this connection. Is this just another one of these articles that deliberately takes a negative view of all things Irish? I was surprised to see such printed in the Independent.