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There is great mourning this week over the death of Jack Charlton. But it is mourning mixed with reminiscences, all of them happy ones, of when Jack was in charge of the Irish soccer team and the wonderful spirit it engendered in the Irish people of all ages.
So we’re another week further on, heading towards May 5. However, in the last seven days, the Taoiseach, Simon Harris and various other people, some political, some scientific, have begun to say that there is no certainty at all that we will open up any area of life come next Tuesday, May 5.
Well, we’re well and truly into January now, almost one third of the month already gone – children back at school and every household taking down its Christmas tree, decorations, and all of the gaudy symbols that we remember from Christmas.
Well, what a packed week we have had, and more to come.
Well I’m only coming together now after a very packed weekend. On Saturday, I had been invited to speak at the 30th Colmcille Winter School. The man in charge of it, Martin Egan, had emailed me in early December asking would I speak, and I agreed long before I knew the date of the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis which was also last Saturday. Anyway, I had given my confirmation that I would be there, so of course I couldn’t break that.
The economic downturn had a severe effect on the lives of many people in the State. Many companies and individuals were hit hard. There was a view in some quarters that the growth during the Celtic Tiger years was just going to continue, and at worst, would simply level off.
I am going to talk with you all a bit this week about the whole Brexit business. Now, I am sure, like me, a lot of you have heard it going on all summer in bits and pieces, but it seems to be becoming serious now with Michel Barnier from the EU and David Davis from the UK having their serious talks together. But, as yet, no real outcome has emerged.
Well, it really is summer time. We hear different voices on our radio, Cormac Ó hEadhra during the day, Dave Fanning and many others, replacing regular presenters who are gone for their well-deserved annual leave.
I am sure so many of you are heartbroken at the dreadful news of the carnage in Manchester. Twenty-two, mostly young people, at the Manchester Arena, killed and 59 injured, many of them seriously.