Lise Hand: Narrow escape from banana skins for two Martins
Diarmuid Martin is no dummy. The Archbishop of Dublin can spot a potential banana-skin at a thousands yards in the pitch-dark, and he swiftly realised that his foot was hovering over a discarded cover of the above-mentioned treacherous fruit.
He was in the final minutes of a question-and-answers session after his speech to the MacGill Summer School, and the moderator, journalist Patsy McGarry, was grilling him on the hot-button issues du jour, gay marriage and abortion.
Diarmuid was explaining a somewhat convoluted point about how the church approaches moral minefields such as gay marriage.