Sir -- Barry Egan's article about U2 reflects a whole series of articles in the Sunday Independent about the group. They are rather upsetting to say the least. U2 have done us proud on the world stage. They have made Ireland "sexy". We can be so proud of having a homegrown group that has been the world's No 1 rock band for over 30 years now.
We are as entitled to be proud of U2 as the Swedes are of Abba. It's people like Barry Egan who have us where we are -- talking down our country rather than talking it up!
One would have thought that the culture of knocking Ireland would have dissipated with his generation.
Anything that even hints at a feelgood factor about ourselves is trashed by your paper. The message is that other countries can be proud of themselves but not us. It's the epitome of negative journalism.
Thanks to Independent.ie