A reader (Robertr123) emailed me this morning with a link to an article which places Irish school pupils on par with British soldiers on tours of duty.
So it seems Ireland is so poor now that pupils in Cork now need to bring their own toilet roll to school. The poor picked-on kid in the corner will not only be going hungry when the school bully nicks his lunch, he is also going to have to develop an iron clad anal sphincter. (Perhaps the absence of lunch will offer a cruel irony.)
Seems Ireland is all over the news again.