Monday 29 May 2017

The slow death of an Irish pub

The traditional Irish
pub has lost some of its
'X factor'.
The traditional Irish pub has lost some of its 'X factor'.

• You'll tell me I've little to be troubling my head with; getting hot under the collar about the calibre of character invading every crack and corner of our lives; you may be right.

It's only that I get a chance to slip off the lead on a the odd evening when the War Office goes to central stores with the few shillings that the troika has been kind enough to leave us with.

There was a time on this mighty little island when a fellow had to do something, or be someone, to command a hearing at national level.

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