Ian O'Doherty: Party season again? Time to retreat to a quiet corner . . .
Oh God, here we go again. I suppose I believe in the old adage that what the universe gives with one hand it takes away with the other and that is certainly the case today -- Friday, December 16 and the busiest day of the year for publicans.
And the reason?
Yup, you guessed it, the dreaded office party, which according to an informed source (well, a barman mate of mine but that's good enough for me) tend to happen most often on this day.