IRELAND: The Luck of the Irish

The luck of the Irish gave the City of Dublin its most popular mayor last year when the name of City Councilman Robert Briscoe, a Jew, was drawn from a hat to settle a tie in the voting. The fact that the new chief executive of the capital city of Roman Catholic Ireland belonged to an alien faith made Briscoe a headline name throughout the world, and the new Lord Mayor's winning, puckish and amiable personality did the rest. This spring, after he returned home from a triumphant tour of the U.S., extolling...

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