Alice is at it again

Learned readers are no doubt familiar with Dame Felicity Lott‘s interpretation of the song Alice is at it again, wherein the nature of what Alice was actually at is left to the imagination of the listeners.

Aengus Ó Snodaigh [SF, Dublin South Central] and the Minister for Fairytales [FG, Drumlins/Stony Fields] have been performing a duet to something the same effect:

[AOS] To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the steps she is taking in conjunction with Waterways Ireland to bring to an end an issue that is occurring with increasing frequency (details supplied).

[MfF] I have been informed that Waterways Ireland technical staff recently visited the location in question to assess the situation referred to by the Deputy and to determine the options available to try to make the location referred to by the Deputy less attractive to such activities. Waterways Ireland is currently assessing these options and, subject to available funding, hope to be in a position to implement measures to improve matters, while ensuring that any changes do not negatively impact on the general public.

With regard to an immediate response to dealing with the specific issue raised by the Deputy, Waterways Ireland staff do not have enforcement powers to restrict this activity.

I and Waterways Ireland would encourage anyone who witnesses such activity to report the matter to An Garda Siochána.

So unspecified persons have been engaging in unspecified activities at an unspecified location.

And if we see them at it we should tell the police.

 

3 responses to “Alice is at it again

  1. Dear Sir,
    Somebody having witnessed something I would now call on somebody to do something about it. Too many times in this country someone sees something and nobody does nothing about it. Somebody, somewhere must know what is going on. I for one don’t think anybody anywhere has any right to opt out of the common obligations brought about by this sort of thing. Alice should be made to investigate, regardless of the cost. Oh, how I remember the days when politicians had the courage to say; I’ll not stand idly by…Would that whoever it was would say that again.
    Yours etc.,

  2. How true those words are even today.

    It would be wrong of me to provide a link to this, which might be NSFW, especially as it has sound. Or even this.

    bjg

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