Monday 5 December 2016

No turn to the Left or the Right in politics of the Hokey Pokey

Published 07/03/2016 | 02:30

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photo: Gerry Mooney

The man who never got over Béal na Bláth said, "We'll never join up with them eff effers until they apologise for shooting Michael Collins."

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"But," said Micheál Martin - and I'm only guessing now, seeing as Micheál never did say this... "But," said Micheál Martin, as I was saying before I interrupted myself, which I have a habit of doing on occasion and even more often than that - so much so that I often think I must have been a politician or a wife in a previous life... "But," said Micheál, and this is my third go at getting this out, "I wasn't in West Cork at the time Collins was shot. In fact, I wasn't even born."

We better make a declaration of interest. Our crowd took the Collins' side in the fratricide, although it has to be said, unlike some, our crowd did all their shooting in the War of Independence .

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