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Ireland's new-found wealth is helping to banish centuries of Anglophobia. Next February, you will even hear "God Save the Queen" sung at Croke Park

By Fintan O'Toole   January 2007

Among the wonders of the internet is a site offering cures for all kinds of phobias. I asked it for advice on Anglophobia, and was told, “Your fear of England, English culture, etc, can result in the following symptoms: dizziness, heart palpitations, inability to speak or think clearly, a fear of dying or losing control, a sensation of detachment from reality or a full-blown anxiety attack.” Since these symptoms are all too recognisable to those of us who grew up in Ireland in the 1960s, I was happy to learn that “There is a Way Out! Imagine what your life…

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