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Life in Lockdown - cracking up is the new national sport

Barry Egan



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Aidan Gillen... 'Peaky Blinders'

Aidan Gillen... 'Peaky Blinders'

Aidan Gillen... 'Peaky Blinders'

There is, I think, a little bit of hypocrisy in all of us. A few years ago in Connemara, I sat chatting with a well-known and outspoken vegetarian musician who was wearing a T-shirt with 'McS**t' emblazoned defiantly - even a little piously - across it. I neglected to tell her that on the long drive to the West, myself and the kids had stopped at the subject of her right-on ire, McDonald's, for a particularly delicious Happy Meal.

I hoped she wouldn't see the evidence of our lunch in the boxes in the back of the car and, even worse, possibly notice the traces of Ronald McDonald's ketchup across my guilty face as I talked to her about the depth of her music while trying not to look at her T-shirt, lest she out me as an imposter.

Last Wednesday, I drove with the kids to McDonald's in Nutgrove, Churchtown.