Taoiseach in the glare of publicity ...but Brian won't don his shades
Fancy being blinded by science? Well, Ministers Batt O'Keeffe (above) and Conor Lenihan (left) clearly wanted to avoid that fate when they attended the Science Foundation Ireland conference in the Aviva Stadium yesterday, and so the pair made like The Blues Brothers in dark 3D goggles.
But when the Taoiseach (below left) was shown the 3D display, he stuck to his own spectacles rather than sport the special glasses. Perhaps he didn't relish the prospect of being photographed looking as if he was the member of a band (singing being a sore subject these days).
Or maybe he wanted to avoid sarky photo-captions suggesting that the future's so bright, he's gotta wear shades.
Oops, sorry about that, Taoiseach.