Nice idea – now give it a rest
THE Punt isn't a morning person. While some people bound out of bed at 6am and charge off to their busy day ahead, it usually takes a crowbar, or several turns on the snooze button, to get us moving.
It's not surprising then that we need a lot of caffeine, and some quiet time, early in the day.
At Dublin Airport, the caffeine is readily available, but not the quiet time. We wouldn't expect it to be a library, but the advertisement being banged out on the way to the gates in Terminal 2 is a bit much.
Passengers are greeted with John F Kennedy's speech to the Dail when he visited here 50 years ago which is unusual but not too bad – the man could make a speech after all – but then there is an absurd announce-ment for Connect Ireland. It promises "finders fees" for people who hear of a company considering expansion, and help persuade them to set up in Ireland.
It is an admirable idea, but one wonders if a bleary eyed traveller facing a long flight and an urgent need to read over notes or attend to business before boarding their plane really needs to have their ears assaulted like this. There must be another, more discreet way of doing things.