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American trippers railroading rest of us

Published 16/09/2016

Travelling on a busy train from Belfast on Tuesday last, I observed a group of six young American women taking over three or four seated areas.

They paired off in twos and then positioned themselves with their backs to the passenger aisle, preventing access by other passengers. This persisted unchecked the whole journey from Belfast to Dublin.

Obviously, they came with a mentality which excluded any sense of social correctness, or of right and wrong, but also with an arrogance born of a life of social advantages. I am only sorry we did not point this out to them.

HARRY MULHERN

Dublin

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