Tuesday 17 January 2017

Lise Hand: Peace and quiet, but Brian can't escape an ambush

Published 23/02/2010 | 05:00

The Radisson Hotel in Cavan is a grand peaceful spot. It's tucked away in the middle of a rolling golf course on the Farnham Estate, far from any madding crowds.

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The estate has a rich and colourful history, too. In the 19th century it employed a 'moral agent' to ensure that the tenants behaved themselves and abstained from "evil habits", including "cursing and the consumption of alcohol".

Alas, one suspects that the Taoiseach indulged in the first (sotto voce, of course), and hankered after a wee snifter of the latter, during his visit to the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly at the hotel yesterday.

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