Monday 18 December 2017

It was wrong then and it's wrong now. A decade of smoking illogic

It's the 10th anniversary of the smoking ban
It's the 10th anniversary of the smoking ban
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

So, have you got the bunting ready? Have you gathered your friends together in anticipation of next Saturday's big day, when the country celebrates a decade of people being able to properly appreciate the smell of the toilets in your local pub?

Hell, this being the Ireland of 2014, maybe you've even applied to the Arts Council for a grant to help fund your troupe of Tibetan mime artists to come up with an installation to celebrate this special day. After all, nothing epitomises the Irish approach to modern festivals quite like a bit of interpretive dance and some nose flute music thrown in for good measure.

Yes, this week sees the 10th anniversary of the day the people of this country decided to allow the Government to decide what it is best for free, adult men and women.

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