So 2016 starts with a bang – literally, and it wasn’t just the fireworks. North Korea sets off a hydrogen bomb just to remind us that all the lunacy isn’t confined to the Middle East.
Let me start with something uplifting. If, like me, you feel shattered by the death of David Bowie, go on the internet via the dailyedge.ie and find the video of an organist in the Kelingrove Museum in Glasgow playing Life On Mars.
Well this week for some reason I can’t get Star Trek out of my mind. I think it is something to do with this damn expression “fiscal space” that all the political parties seem to be launching themselves into with absolute abandon.
I watched the Leader’s Debate on TV3. Yes, it was called a debate but at times they were all shouting at each other so much that I found myself yelling at the television.
Are you sick of the mantra “Let’s keep the recovery going” ? Has this become the Blue Shirt version of Fianna Fail’s “A Lot Done More To Do” ?
When I filed this column I hadn’t voted and as you read this the results are unfolding, and unless something bizarre has happened neither of us has really got a clue about the composition of the next government.
Spring is in the air. The daffodils are out and Cheltenham is upon us. We have the celebrations over the anniversary of the Rising, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter to look forward to, so what’s not to be cheerful about ?
We have an acting Taoiseach and a lot of politicians acting the maggot. We are 5 weeks on from an election and still no sign of a government.
Thank God for events elsewhere which added some colour to the political scene, in sharp contrast to the drab spectacle in the Dail.
I have been in the States this week and the excitement of the primaries in New York easily shoved the political dance at home into the background