Tánaiste Micheál Martin has accused young people of forming their own opinions about stuff and said they need to stop doing it.
Mr Martin seemed to be referring to the huge numbers of young people enjoying the recent Wolfe Tones concert at the Electric Picnic and said they’re probably all too thick to understand what they’re singing about.
“I have a simple message for the young people of Ireland. Simple so they can understand it. Stop forming your own opinions about Irish history and listen to those who know best. Like me for example. Remember, when we want your opinion, we’ll give it to you.”
The Tánaiste also claimed young people wouldn’t be singing Irish republican songs if they lived through the troubles, like he did.
“They’ll never understand what it was like for those of us who were there. They’ll never know the trauma of growing up in Cork and hearing about it on the news. God, war is hell.”