Tuesday 6 December 2016

Lise Hand: Frosty Gilmore makes holy show of IMF bible

Published 03/12/2010 | 05:00

'ALL we've left to discuss is the weather," concluded a frosty Fine Gael deputy Charlie Flanagan during the Order of Business in the Dail yesterday.

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A gloomy forecast perhaps, but in the wake of the release of the IMF's Hairshirt Bible such resentment is entirely understandable. We've been grounded. And this doesn't refer to the snowy runways in our airports, but to the whole darn country.

Remember those days when the adults went off for a weekend and left the oldest kids in charge of the house? And what did they do? They got the beer in and put the word out that there was a free gaff. Soon the party was in full swing, but, inevitably, some of the louder, ruder, drunker, swaggering revellers took liberties.

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