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Hot air

•After a search for the last resting place of all the great ideas and promises of the past three years of Dail Eireann activity, its whereabouts has finally been discovered. Unknown to themselves, our glorious leaders have created a scientific anomaly that Einstein himself could only have dreamed of -- a hot-air vacuum. If the unimaginable power of this new creation can be harnessed, our energy worries are truly over.

There are already plans to centralise the new activity in one of the deserted housing estates, which will be renamed "Animal Farm Wind". It is hoped to be fully operational in 2084.

Dick Barton
Tinahely, Co Wicklow

Irish Independent