Tuesday 21 August 2018

Madness by royal decree

 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, pictured in Trinity College after their visit to the book of Kells. Picture: Gerry Mooney
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, pictured in Trinity College after their visit to the book of Kells. Picture: Gerry Mooney
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

Young people reading this will find it hard to believe, but there was a time in this country when the sun used to shine all the time. We had no water back then, but we didn't mind. Because we had beer and cider and gin and tonics in large fishbowls with small gardens in them.

We drank them sitting outside, drinking fast in case they evaporated in the heat. Then the sun stopped and we still had no water. We didn't like that.

No water was a fair trade off for the sunshine, but no sunshine and no water just wasn't fair.

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