Posted May 02, 2019 08:49:33 The man behind the legendary ‘If You Have Nothing to Lose’ slogan, Stephen Doohan, has been asked to explain why it was written and published.
“I suppose, the truth is that I wrote it in my spare time.
It was a way to get some exercise,” he said.
“But it was also a way of saying, ‘We have nothing.
If you have anything to lose then take it.
It’s all we’ve got.'”
Doohan also spoke of the difficulties faced by many in the Irish Republic at a time when Ireland has been at war with Russia.
“We have a crisis of identity, and I think it’s a tragedy that this has occurred.
I’m not going to deny that,” he told RTÉ’s The First.
“This crisis has been a long time coming, it has been an issue for a very long time, it is a question of identity and identity is the foundation of all our lives, it’s the basis of all the rest of our life.”
RTÉ Live coverage: RTE 2.5 with RTE News presenter Stephen Grieve