OK. This isn’t original but I can resist passing it on: Boris in action (or is it inaction?)

Boris Johnson walks into a Bank He needs to cash a cheque. As he approaches the cashier he says, “Good morning, could you please cash this cheque for me?” Cashier: It would be my pleasure. Could you please show me your ID? BJ: Truthfully, I did not bring my ID with me as I didn’t … Continue reading OK. This isn’t original but I can resist passing it on: Boris in action (or is it inaction?)

Ten things I have just discovered. And one is, Ireland, with all its faults, is not a bad place to be right now.

I love discovering new things. Here are ten things I’ve learned in the past week. Food delivery. Did you know that the Rules of the Road and Traffic regulations do not apply to people delivering food, particularly cyclists? They can cycle on any part of the road, in any direction, at any time and don’t … Continue reading Ten things I have just discovered. And one is, Ireland, with all its faults, is not a bad place to be right now.

We really need to establish a HAHA or a OOMPA so that we all know where we stand or AKWWS as they say.

  Irish Times diarist Frank McNally was complaining the other day about the new ministry headed up by Catherine Martin TD. It’s the Department of Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht And, Franks says, that name cannot be reduced to an acronym. You must try harder Frank. Because by simply rearranging those sections … Continue reading We really need to establish a HAHA or a OOMPA so that we all know where we stand or AKWWS as they say.

Jolly good show. Socially distant rugby is about to be unveiled. Spiffing idea.

Gaelic football is back. Soccer is back. Hurling is back. Where’s rugby? Well, rugby is different. The people who play rugby are, well, better bred aren’t they? Lots of doctors and surgeons and hospital consultants and scientists and what not. And of course, gentlemen. Rugby players are gentlemen. So right now, they’re practicing in secret … Continue reading Jolly good show. Socially distant rugby is about to be unveiled. Spiffing idea.

A great singer for a new version of a great song

(It’s Summer in Dublin, by the way, for the weather we’re having! The extraordinarily talented John Galvin Take me away from this city  And lead me to where I can be in the sun I waited for summer, it never arrived  And now to be honest I’m done I’ll always remember it freezing  And I’ll still … Continue reading A great singer for a new version of a great song

There’s a pub I used to drink in years ago. It’s called The Blackboys Inn. I wonder how long that’ll last…

It always goes too far doesn’t it? Of course the Black Lives Matter campaign is right and justified and will hopefully achieve what should have been achieved decades if not centuries ago. But like many of these campaigns, it has been infiltrated by intolerant fundamentalists who want to abolish, well, everything. I lived in England … Continue reading There’s a pub I used to drink in years ago. It’s called The Blackboys Inn. I wonder how long that’ll last…

Would you like to know how much TDs claimed in expenses in the past three months? So would I!

ON the first day of every month, generally speaking, the details are published of expenses and allowances paid to TDs and Senators for a couple of months earlier. For example, on April 1 last, details were published of payments made to TDs and Senators in February. Then on May 1, we got details for March … Continue reading Would you like to know how much TDs claimed in expenses in the past three months? So would I!

You might think it’s good news. My laptop is in hospital…

You might have noticed that I haven’t posted a blog for a couple of days. My laptop is in hospital. The other day, all of a sudden, the keyboard stopped working. Of course, I looked it up – only to discover that MacBooks of various kinds manufactured a between, I think, 2017 and 2019, have … Continue reading You might think it’s good news. My laptop is in hospital…

This pandemic means there’s going to be a lot of lads walking around with bad backs

There is a new health crisis looming in this country. We’re all aware of the problems Covid-19 has caused. Bt the knock on effects on waiting lists is going to be enormous. And I’m not talking about tourism or pubs or restaurants or sport. You see, there has been lots of commentary in newspapers, online … Continue reading This pandemic means there’s going to be a lot of lads walking around with bad backs

Summer in Dublin. I thought this soggy song was worth another run today…

Summer in Dublin. Please take me away from it (I woke up this morning and saw the weather. It’s June for God’s sake. Almost July. And it’s cold and wet. So I thought I’d give this another run.) SUMMER IN DUBLIN (with apologies to Bagatelle)   Take me away from this city  And lead me … Continue reading Summer in Dublin. I thought this soggy song was worth another run today…