Perhaps the most cringe-worthy embarrassing news so far this year is that Tourism Ireland has asked HM to allow Buckingham Place to be lit up in green for St.Patrick's Day. Any more of this grossness and she will be regretting ever coming to Ireland. Some ignorant jobs-worth at Tourism Ireland probably thought that this demeaning -demeaning to Ireland and to her Majesty- display of ignorance, uncouthness and bad manners is what being "Oirish" today is all about.
Queen Elizabeth refuses to turn Buckingham Palace green for St. Patrick
No doubt the jobs-worth concerned will be parading on the Day with a leprechaun hat and the obligatory pint of Guinness in his paw.- he is "Oirish" after all.
It would be interesting to find out how he came by his job at Tourism Ireland. It cannot be down to intelligence so there must have been some "pull" somehow.