AUSTRALIA: Ambassador to Nowhere

With the Republic of Ireland, if it isn't one thing, it's bound to be another. For two years the Irish of Eire were miffed because Australia's government was represented in Dublin by a mere charge d'affaires, while Eire had a full-fledged ambassador in Canberra. Last April Australia (20% of whose population is of Irish descent) did its best to make amends, appointed a mystery writer named Dominic Paul McGuire as Ambassador to Eire. He got as far as London, but no farther. Miffed all over again, the Irish had turned McGuire down cold. Why? Well, as the

Irish see it, Eire...

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