Jimmy Deenihan, minister for waterways and some other stuff, supporter of the Lartigue Monorail in Listowel, is known to have played two forms of football: rugby and Gaelic. His cricketing expertise is perhaps less well known but, in a written answer to four Dáil questions yesterday, he showed his mastery of the straight bat.
I was surprised to find Bernard Durkan [FG, Kildare North] referring to “traditional canal boat dwellers”. I suppose it depends on your timescales: in my view, anything that began after 1850 isn’t really traditional.
Oh come now, you really need to get with the (funding) programme for ‘narratives’ and ‘communities’ within the north-southery process. Canal boats are right there in the heart of it along with blue plaques commemorating other great ‘traditions’ such as bombings from 1993.
When I need to remember bombings this is what I turn to. bjg