The Field has to one of the greatest Irish films of all time. The Field was "bare rocks" when his father started to rent the field. The Bull turned it into the lovely field with his own "bare hands". "digging the rocks" out of it and fertilizing it with seaweed when it was threatened by being put up for sale. To him "It's MY FIELD”. The Bull’s obsession with the Field cause him to descended into insanity and he lost all because of his obsession for land. Richard Harris was robbed at the Oscar when he didn’t win. But that same obsession for land that drove the Bull is driving many in modern
Of all the talk of “knowledge based economy”, “High Tech Firms”, “proactive shite” and “low corporate tax regime”. This celtic tigers feet are made of two things. Earth and Cement. Some 12% of the workforce work in the construction industry it accounts for 22% of the GNP of Ireland. The price of land has rocketed. Now the land on which one of
One of the sentences that grabbed me in the just published OECD report on
Maybe this is the reason so few people in
We more then most comparable nations have a drive to own the property in which we live. Like Barry’s tea it is hardwired into our DNA. The Bull McCabe story was how obsession with land drove the man to insanity. Insanity for the Bull was murder but isn’t sacrificing everything in life for a 3-bed semi-d in Carlow also slightly insane?