On Thursday, November 19 over 400 young people from all over Ireland attended a seminar in the RDS on how to make this world a better place. It was organised by the National Youth Council of Ireland and Concern Worldwide. You might be inclined to throw your eyes to heaven at the thought of such an adventure. You might say it's inspirational nonsense.
Recent comments by the Mayor of Clare Cllr James Breen sparked a debate on the standard of living enjoyed by Irish prison inmates when he demanded that corporal punishment should be introduced for those convicted of burglary and violent crimes against the residents of the homes they target.
It's weeks like this that I find it really difficult writing this column. I'm paid to give a lighter take on life, to write tongue in cheek about the everyday minutiae of my very ordinary life, in the hope that it will resonate with some of you.
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