Ivan Yates: Au revoir, I'm hitting the road with a smile
This weekend I complete my media broadcast commitments with 'Newstalk Breakfast' and TV3's 'Sunday AM'. This is also my final column for the Irish Independent for the foreseeable future.
Over the past three years, since returning from Wales and bankruptcy, I've been given free rein to do, say and write what I really think. This was quite unlike my two decades in politics.
My wife has correctly cajoled me into taking a 'grey gap year' of foreign travel, despite my refusal to fly due to my phobic panic attacks.