‘Fairy tale’ is being used to sell ‘disappointing’ Irish goods
A new Irish “fairy tale” story is being sold as an advertisement of the country’s lack of competitiveness in the global market.
The story is the work of “Irishman’s Club”, a website that describes itself as a “community of Irishmen and women”.
The website claims that “the Irishman’s club has been producing and selling Irish-themed merchandise since its inception” and that the product line includes a “fancy coat, a hat and a scarf”.
The website was set up by the family of Irishman Patrick Murphy, who died in the 2009 Dublin terror attack.
Mr Murphy was killed while attempting to flee the scene of the shooting.
The website also claims that its merchandise is available for sale in the UK, USA and Germany.
“We have a good relationship with the Irish embassy in London and we are always happy to supply our products to their embassies,” it said.
“It is not uncommon to see a product featured on a website which is being advertised on Irishman´s Club as an Irish-specific product.”
The Irishman`s Club is always looking to increase its market share in Ireland and the Irish people are our customers.
We believe in offering products which are of quality, but we also strive to provide our customers with the opportunity to buy products of value.
“The company also says that it has been approached by a number of European countries about working with the embassy in the future.
The Irish Embassy said that it was aware of the site and that it would continue to work with the company to ensure the “innovation” is “delivered as effectively as possible”.