If neglecting a blog was a criminal offence it would be a case of “guilty as charged, Your Honour”. But it’s been mad lately, what with builders restoring the gaff and the horrors of work and all the rest.
It’s nearly finished now, the gaff, and the “builder” who impressed the most was the plasterer - finishes like snooker table slate.
The man himself turns up every morning bang on the minute and just does his work… it’s more of an art really, seeing him at it. His name is Simon, thankfully, not Paddy.
And speaking of Paddy the Plasterer, what a to-do about the eventual findings of the Mahon Tribunal?
It made many legal types super-rich, even providing exorbitant incomes for them in the downturn. It cost goodness knows how many millions (I’m sure some of you clever readers can say exactly), and it told us that B-B-Bertie was “untruthful” and that Pee Flynn was “corrupt”, as were some councillors. Other Fianna Failers accepted corrupt payments and abused office. Brown envelopes abounded in council chambers.
Did we not know that? And does it mean that because B-B-Bertie was not proven corrupt – just “untruthful” – he will never see the inside of Ireland’s woeful prison system? The same system he presided over for far too long?
Will the corrupt shyster Pee Flynn, one of whose daughters advised people how to evade tax and went on to be a TD, see the inside of a mangy Mountjoy cell?
Dream on. This is Ireland after all.
A country full of people who see the behaviour of B-B-Bertie and Flynn, and other members of the rotten political class, as laudable.
They are the self-same shysters who voted for these chancers in their droves, and probably still would if they got the chance.
Rotten. One of Ireland's core values.
Those of you who sympathise with the sentiments of the blog are just an admirable minority.
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