MSNBC’s take on The Irish

Given that it’s St Patrick’s Day, MSNBC have clearly decided to lead with a story about the oul’ Sod- and it doesn’t paint a pretty picture. Under the banner headline ‘For many young Irish, first taste of hard times,‘ the most visited news website in the United States leads with a story which outlines the bleak economic vista facing the once roaring Celtic Tiger. Scroll further down the story and you’ll see a prominent link to a story about the arrests of nine people over last week’s killings in the North and a larger Video-link to an NBC Nightly News story about the reactions to the killings.