Saturday 21 July 2018

Start measuring the curtains, baby!

Put to a referendum, a vote for Dunphy for President would be like a walk in the Park, writes Declan Lynch

It's just a hunch. In fact, it was a week after I watched Eamon Dunphy being interviewed by Ursula Halligan on TV3 in mid-January that this thought popped into my head: he wants to run for President.

Maybe it was the finely structured narrative which had unfolded -- the journey "from rags to riches", as TV3 put it.

Maybe it was his odd decision to talk in a vaguely confessional way about his wild years -- to "park" the issue, as they say -- and to talk about the terrible dangers which await the man who discovers rock'n'roll at the age of 51, not 15 as is usually recommended.

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