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Farewell to Freaky Fridays

Brendan O'Connor


 

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They'll have to come up with something good next Friday. We have now become addicted to major drama every Friday.

Rumour has it that Leo Varadkar liked to refer to it as Freaky Friday, after the popular Lindsay Lohan movie. In recent weeks, we quickly forgot the grim Fridays and it was all about Freedom Fridays. Remember how giddy we were when they confirmed that 2km would go to 5km, and then 20km? Innocent times.

Recent Fridays have become downright celebratory. They even manufactured an extra, early Friday, last Friday week, where they told us the things they would be telling us the following Friday. Then last week, they threw in an extra Thursday for good measure, just to reconfirm the things they had told us the previous Friday. By Thursday, the outgoing Taoiseach was looking increasingly relaxed, his hair grown out as he faced into his gap year from being Taoiseach. We wouldn't have been surprised if he was wearing woven friendship bracelets around his wrist or a 'Connell from Normal People' chain. He even threw in air bridges for good measure.