Makes you proud to be Irish...
Well, the bould Mick has had a cracking summer so far, hasn't he? First he skips out of the Dail and all the boring nonsense that makes being a politician such a drag - committees, meetings, maybe having to make the odd speech here or there. Who needs all that aggro when you can swan off to Brazil to take in the sights and sounds of the best tournament many of us can remember?
Don't get me wrong - I would have loved to skipped work to go to this World Cup and I'm sure you would have been happy to blag a ticket as well. In fact, I don't know any self-respecting football fan who wouldn't have gone on the mitch from their job to spend some time over there. Brazil 2014 was one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and few people could be blamed for grabbing the chance with both hands.
On the other hand, few of us are hopelessly broke, debt-ridden developers who through some freak of electoral nature managed to fluke themselves a gig as a TD.