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Archive for August, 2010

Iceman Cometh to Terminal 2

‘SO you can charge what you like then?” I asked the little monopolist.

“That’s the way it is,” he responded smugly.

“And you can open when you like?” I queried.

“That’s the way it is too,” he riposted triumphantly.

Every businessman’s dream.

Hand Back the Handshake

Today I celebrate 25 years off the demon drink by listening to Miriam Meets on RTE radio. My wonderful 90-year-old mother took the programme by storm, telling Miriam O’Callaghan her version of our life story and pedigree. She was the star of a show which matches relations and friends in a threesome with Miriam.

With glorious insensitivity to my lifetime’s crusade against bankers, she revealed that banker’s blood runs through my veins. Her father worked for Lloyds Bank in the 1930s.