Thursday 14 December 2017

Nicola Anderson: Conmen, politicians, and man-bags win in Athy

Nicola Anderson

Nicola Anderson

A THREE-CARD trick man had set up shop -- a cardboard box and neatly folded tea towel -- outside Teagasc.

"You've every chance in the world," he urged, eyes flicking around the crowd, in case the unwelcome long arm of the law should amble over.

He wouldn't do it for less than €100. His audience hesitated until a man in a black fleece and large innocent eyes, held out his wallet, counting out €200 in rumpled notes.

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