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Independent Alliance Deputy for Longford-Westmeath, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, has welcomed a Government commitment to review the operation of US pre-clearance at Dublin and Shannon airports.
Well, there is so much to talk about this week both at home and abroad, so let’s begin with abroad.
IF YOU are going to Jason Byrne’s latest stand-up show, Propped Up, there is a good chance you might see the comic - or indeed find yourself - standing on stage wearing a wolf mask - If so, Galway city is to blame.
What a tumultuous political year it’s been! It began with a sense that despite much turmoil and insurgency across the globe voters would shy away from the radical choices and that something akin to the ‘status quo’ would prevail. It ended with Madonna with no sense of irony berating the President-elect of the USA for engaging in sensationalist acts and rhetoric in order to generate publicity.
“There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” - Leonard Cohen.
And so here we are, at a place in international affairs where it seems everything has been turned on its head. This week last year, as people gathered in Paris for a football match, to go to a concert, to enjoy life, we did not know the fear that would be used for much of the following 12 months.
Hello to all the Advertiser readers. As I am writing this, in the very early hours of Wednesday morning, it looks like Trump is in the White House. Students are back in school, and Ireland is king of the rugby world. Now, how is all that for a starter paragraph to my usually placid weekly column?
The races are coming to the Western Bar and Restaurant. Be sure to come, taste the completely re-defined gourmet experience, and enjoy the thrill and excitement of this year’s Galway Races.
Insider has been a keen observer and participant in political affairs for close on 40 years, and one of the biggest changes he has seen in that time is the decline in the standard of political reporting and analysis, seemingly deteriorating at a quickening pace with the passing years.
When you’re on a roll, you’re on a roll, so go with it.