Eoghan Harris: Michael Ryan and his team deserve the season's best
DR Johnson said that if he had no duties he would spend his life "driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman". In the same situation I would write every week about wandering around West Cork, or studying the Sunday market in the People's Park, Dun Laoghaire, with Posy and Dolly.
Posy, a pure-bred West Highland terrier, has long been part of the family. Two years ago we adopted Dolly, despite protests from Posy.
Dolly's dilemma was well described by Eamon Kelly's story of the young bride sharing a small farm with her mother-in-law: "Every time she put her hand in the tea canister, the mother-in-law's hand was there before her."