Eoghan Harris: A time for specifics and honesty in Irish politics
Good riddance to 2010. To the bankers, bondholders and well-heeled Nama wives, winging off to winter sports, we say: Bah humbug.
Crucial to my Christmas is Cork's Holly Bough, edited by John Dolan and published by the Evening Echo. But its cheer is not confined to Corkonians. Any Irish person -- indeed any foreigner -- will find it a feast of nostalgia, local history and seasonal lore.
Last week, listening to the Budget discussion on Newstalk's Coleman at Large I heard the presenter make a major mistake. He said average weekly public-sector pay was 47 per cent above that of private-sector pay. Mentally, I pardoned Marc with the old proverb: even Homer nods.
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