Monday 5 December 2016

Brendan O'Connor: God, sport and the Rose of Tralee

Published 28/08/2016 | 02:30

'The Rose of Tralee is the latest casualty of the summer of madness.' Picture Credit : Frank McGrath
'The Rose of Tralee is the latest casualty of the summer of madness.' Picture Credit : Frank McGrath

The question facing the nation now is how we are ever going to go back to dull reality again.

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How can we get worked up about politics, or the budget, or water charges, or any of the rest of it - now that we have tasted the dizzy highs of the best silly season ever?

As the madness has spiralled, we've become more reckless than a Rio cop with a video camera and an internet connection. We've taken to casting aside daily the things that used to make us what we are.

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