Tuesday 21 February 2017

Delusional parenting never grows old

Attachment parenting now seems to extend to mollycoddling our adult offspring

Miriam O'Callaghan

Published 22/05/2016 | 02:30

Headed for a crash: Dr Pixie McKenna says that we are now in the 'Celtic Tiger of sex'
Headed for a crash: Dr Pixie McKenna says that we are now in the 'Celtic Tiger of sex'

Simon Harris is not in the Department of Health as long as the wet week he's alive, and he's already costing the taxpayer millions. On his appointment, the OPW and Tusla had to dispatch teams of experts to childproof the entire building. But what do you expect when you send a boy to do a man's job? Harris is only pushing 30 after all.

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I'm sensitive to ageism myself; how in the workplace, being over-45 can make you as valued as the telex. But with the carry-on over Harris's age, you'd imagine there was a high chair at the Cabinet table, staff at Hawkins House sneaking a peek at the new minister's Power Rangers underpants, freshly laid out by his Mammy in the mornings.

I jest, of course. But not much.

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