Last night an Taoiseach (pronounced tee-shuck--Ireland's PM) addressed the nation. This is the first time this has happened since we've been in Ireland, as far as I recall. I know that people like to give out about politicians, but I thought it was quite well done. His tone was calm and measured. He offered factual information. He did not try to pretend that it will all blow over. He was honest with us. He explained what measures are being taken and reassured people. He also expressed Irish solidarity with people all over the world. I felt his remarks were worth sharing here, because while a few parts are specific to Ireland, much of it applies to anyone anywhere. I should also say that before he was a politician, he was a physician.