England’s difficulty is Ireland’s opportunity

1856 Tribune 19 Jan. 188 Some few years ago, we followed O’Connell, and when he declared that ‘England’s difficulty is Ireland’s opportunity’, we threw our hats in the air.

1916 G. B. SHAW in New York Times (Mag.) 9 Apr. 2 The cry that ‘England’s Difficulty Is Ireland’s Opportunity’ is raised in the old senseless, spiteful way as a recommendation to stab England in the back when she is fighting some one else.

1969 T. PAKENHAM Year of Liberty i. Successive plantations—of Scottish Presbyterians in Ulster..did not secure Ireland. The Catholics’ watchword remained: ‘England’s difficulty is Ireland’s opportunity.’

1997 Times 15 Oct. 8 Britain’s difficulty became Ireland’s opportunity last night when..Sir Denis Mahon presented three Baroque paintings originally destined for Liverpool to the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin.


Proverbs new dictionary.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ireland (Home Nation) — Infobox Islands name = Ireland Éire image caption = Northwest of continental Europe with the island of Great Britain to the east location = Western Europe|coordinates = area = km2 to mi2 | 81638.1 |abbr=yes [cite… …   Wikipedia

  • opportunity — see opportunity makes a thief opportunity never knocks twice at any man’s door England’s difficulty is Ireland’s opportunity man’s extremity is God’s opportunity …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • England — see England is the paradise of women, the hell of horses, and the purgatory of servants England’s difficulty is Ireland’s opportunity the cat, the rat, and Lovell the dog, rule all England under the hog what Manchester says today, the rest of… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • difficulty — see England’s difficulty is Ireland’s opportunity …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Ireland — see England’s difficulty is Ireland’s opportunity …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • England (Since the Reformation) —     England (Since the Reformation)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► England (Since the Reformation)     The Protestant Reformation is the great dividing line in the history of England, as of Europe generally. This momentous Revolution, the outcome… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • History of Ireland (1801–1922) — From 1801 to 1922 the whole island of Ireland formed a constituent part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (UK). For almost all of this period, Ireland was ruled directly by the Parliament of the United Kingdom in London.Ireland… …   Wikipedia

  • Henry VIII of England — Henry VIII redirects here. For other uses, see Henry VIII (disambiguation). Henry VIII …   Wikipedia

  • Plantations of Ireland — The traditional counties of Ireland subjected to plantations (1556 to 1620). Note that this map is a simplified one, as in the case of some counties the area of land colonised did not cover the whole of the area coloured …   Wikipedia

  • Great Famine (Ireland) — The Great Famine ( ga. An Gorta Mór [The term has appeared in the titles of numerous books on the event, as demonstrated by [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=%22Gorta+Mo%CC%81r%22 =Search qt=results page this search on WorldCat] ] or ga. An… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.