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Gene Kerrigan: Everyone's fighting their corner but us

We, the compliant public, could learn a lot from the Johnny Ronans of the world, writes Gene Kerrigan

Published 29/01/2012 | 05:00

FOR too long, I knew too little about Johnny Ronan, the celebrity property speculator. Basically, I knew he was a celebrity; and that he was a property speculator.

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And, most important, that he was not having a "relationship" with a certain young lady. I knew this last bit because one day in May of 2009 Johnny's PR outfit issued a statement on his personal life. It informed the nation, "for the record", that Johnny and the young lady were not in a "relationship".

Being somewhat out of touch with modern fashion, it came as a shock to me that one is obliged to inform all and sundry of the detail of one's personal life. I immediately drafted a press statement in which I too attested to the fact that I wasn't having a "relationship" with the lady in question.

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