Friday 19 October 2018

Miggledy is right - betting apps are a bloody scourge

Dismayed: Michael D Higgins has voiced concern over gambling apps
Dismayed: Michael D Higgins has voiced concern over gambling apps
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

If I'm perfectly honest, I don't have a lot of time for our President's brand of politics.

He seems a man stuck in political aspic; a remnant of the time when, say, the Sandinistas were everyone's favourite revolutionary group, when the Soviet Union was seen as better than the USA and people still clung to the notion that communism was a really good idea if only someone could just do it right.

Then there is his awful waffle. In fact, he's a man who has brought waffle to new and previously unthinkable heights through his innovative idea of repeating platitudes in both English and Irish - and they say men can't multi-task?

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