Wednesday 18 October 2017

Lucinda – it's not a party. But don't insult its members

Reform Alliance TD Lucinda Creighton. Photo: Damien Eagers
Reform Alliance TD Lucinda Creighton. Photo: Damien Eagers

Let's face it, if every Irish person actually did what they said they were going to do, we'd all be millionaires with a health, education and political system the envy of the world. We'd have won more Bookers and Nobels than all the other countries combined and our Constitution would be the new blueprint for the United Nations.

But while we're a great people for ideas, we're not so adept at actually seeing them through to fruition. An example – how many people do you know who've been talking about that book they plan to write for the last 10 years without it ever seeing the light of day?

I work in a trade that is particularly prone to this condition, where it seems that everybody is working on a never-to-be-seen masterpiece – mine is a work of fiction about a dashing, sexy and much-loved columnist by day who solves crimes and rights wrongs by night. I know, where do I get my ideas from?

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