Sunday 19 November 2017

Ian O'Doherty: Ah, the kindness of strangers

A friend of mine was walking down Talbot Street last Thursday when she was approached by a beggar ("of the Traveller persuasion" as she delicately put it) and, being the good soul that she is, she gave the beggar a fiver.

Now, you might think that in these straitened times, such a gesture is a remarkable act of charity.

Not so.

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