Friday, November 23, 2012

Success has many fathers

Irish Minister of Finance Michael Noonan speaking at a Thanksgiving lunch in Dublin --

This [USA-Ireland} friendship was evident this year as Ireland welcomed some 35,000 American visitors to Dublin in September for the American football match between Notre-Dame and the US Navy. [I have been told that Notre-Dame has gone on to have a fantastic season and currently sit undefeated and as top seeded team. Perhaps Notre-Dame should consider opening each season in Dublin! There is no doubt that other teams will be looking at Notre-Dames season and trying to replicate the success – including the trip to Dublin - and I am sure that an exclusive and long term deal could be agreed for the “fighting Irish.”