High summer and hot music with the Tulla Ceili Band
Confined to crutches during this dazzling summer, I stoically stump about West Cork, collecting stories to educate and entertain my readers. Not that I have much choice. When the Dail and Seanad depart, a columnist is deprived of a central source of commentary.
At least the dying days threw up two good moments. First, Senator Darragh O'Brien's act of good authority in calling on his fellow Fianna Fail Senators, Jim Walsh and Brian O Domhnaill, to stop their vulgar verbal poking around in women's wombs. Darragh put it more diplomatically but that's what he meant.
Second, Timmy Dooley's slapping down of the seductive Sinn Fein stalkers who have recently been trying to pick up weak Fianna Fail TDs with the promise of a good time, hoping to lure them into a lethal honey trap. But Dooley gave the Sinn Fein sirens the soldiers' farewell.