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My alternative Leaving Cert courses would start with the perfect steak

Ian O'Doherty


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Life skills: As Anthony Bourdain explained, by the time a man turns 18, he should know how to roast a chicken, cook the perfect steak and create a casserole.

Life skills: As Anthony Bourdain explained, by the time a man turns 18, he should know how to roast a chicken, cook the perfect steak and create a casserole.

Life skills: As Anthony Bourdain explained, by the time a man turns 18, he should know how to roast a chicken, cook the perfect steak and create a casserole.

One of the great clichés of the past few months is how "we're all in this together".

Of course, the reality is that the various different demographic groups have been increasingly at each other's throats. Elderly people who feel discriminated against by some of the latest lockdown restrictions have been told to suck it up and stop whining. People who want to get back to work before they lose their jobs forever have been condemned as heartless monsters who secretly want to kill everyone else.

Then there's the young people who were due to sit their Leaving in a few weeks' time.