www.direland.org - Do Something About It
This site says it aims to explore the "real truths of modern Irish Society" . It has a few good points to make about some of the problems in Irish Society - mainly the drink culture, high prices and the secondary education system. It has some well written articles and some valid and interesting viewpoints.
The education system gripes are probably valid in many countries.
I think the high prices can be avoided if you shop around - but sometimes there is just no alternative nearby. Alcohol is a popular "pastime" - and alternative social outlets do need to be discovered in rural areas.
Like I said - I will cover the good the bad and the ugly.
You can't please all the people all the time.