Ian O'Doherty: You gotta love this town. Or do you?
At this time of the year, when the Christmas madness shopping begins, it all gets far too intense for my blood.
So I was more than happy to wave goodbye to Mrs iSpy as she headed off into town on Sunday morning to go Christmas shopping with her mother, who was up from the country for the occasion.
Initially they were wandering around Henry Street where the most notable thing was, they felt, the rudeness and aggression of so many of their fellow shoppers – particularly the gangs of young lads who were lurking with menace, awaiting the first chance to nick someone's bag.