‘Hard Times In Dublin Again’, a new track by singer-songwriter Paul Hourican, is the tale of Ireland’s economic woes as seen through the eyes of the new diaspora. It documents the fallout from the Celtic Tiger years and subsequently examines themes such as dislocation, displacement and the close relationship that the Irish in particular have with home. Crucially this is set against the backdrop of Christmas, the time of year where being home is most important to us all. It is sad, it is angry, it is joyful and it is celebratory of all things great and green about the Ireland of the past, present and future. It is also a calling to people that we may come to our senses and come back to our core values and beliefs.