There used to be a joke about why no street in Dublin is named after Eamon deValera. “It’s because there isn’t one long enough, narrow enough or crooked enough,” came the reply. I never laughed Dev being, like me, a ‘Rock boy. Ok. I tittered once. It seems now that every city and town in … Continue reading I can just hear Noel Purcell singing it: “DeValera Street’s a wonderland…”
“There will always be losers.” That’s what Dublin City Manager Owen Keegan said when Sarah McInerney asked him about access to Dublin for people with mobility problems. She pressed him. There will be vehicular access to the city. But not all of the city. And not all of the time. He is responding, he says, … Continue reading Disabled? Problems with mobility? Sorry. Looks like you’re one of Owen Keegan’s losers.
A curious thing happened last week as we stood watching entertainers at the top of Grafton Street. Curious, because, in a strange kind of a way, it brought me back half a century. I was watching an amazing juggler, on top of a very high unicycle, as Connie, Chartlotte, some other kids and their mums … Continue reading Finders Thiefers!