This may have been a dreadful summer so far, but thank God there is finally some grounds for optimism. The ECB reduces its interest rate below one per cent for the first time ever and Ireland manages to sell 500 million euro of three month bonds.
I find it a little hard to wrap my head around the fact that fifty years ago this week the Rolling Stones played their first gig in the Marquee Club in London. In the early seventies Mick Jagger came to the Castle to a black tie dinner hosted by my father. He wore a white suit. In 1982 they played Slane. Twenty five years later in 2007 they returned.
I would have thought by now it should be apparent to the political class that the general public have a right to know whether a politician’s private interests can influence his public behaviour, particularly in matters of policy.
Arrests, jail, contempt. Finally people wearing fancy ties, blazers and suits being made accountable for actions that have nearly brought this country to its knees.