For years, Belfast was best known for mutual killing and maiming – Catholics and Protestants, Nationalists and Loyalists killed each other and made everybody’s life hell.
Things have quietened down since the Good Friday Agreement but Northern Ireland evidently wants to continue to be known for disaster. It perhaps misses the reputation it had during the bloody years. The wise men of Northern Ireland have come up with a brilliant idea: They spent 100 million Euros to build a sort of Titanic amusement park and named it The Titanic Experience. We are now being invited to “visit the birthday of the Titanic and experience the story”.
Who the hell wants to experience the Titanic story?
Well, evidently some do. Some Irish couples are said to be booking “Titanic themed wedding nights.” Can I suggest prenuptial agreements stipulating who gets the place in the lifeboat?