Pluralist my arse — 10 Comments

  1. Sounds wonderful, but it could become somewhat boring if there were the same pictures each day.


    P.S.   I did not know that you had a ratio of two foreigners to five Irish.

    • If they added a bit of harmony and a drop of syncopation it might be more tolerable.  If it even had a fucking air to it!!  It's monotonous and dreary in the extreme.

      Two foreigners to five Irish?  Wouldn't surprise me.  Though during the boom years we must have had about five foreigners for every two Irish.   

  2. Being one of the foreigners, I am baffled by licensing hours in Ireland. They were introduced in the British Government's Defence of the Realm Act in 1914, a realm that Ireland left in 1922.

    The British repealed restrictions in 2005.

    • It used to be really confusing when they had "the holy hour" where pubs closed for an hour every afternoon [and two hours on Sundays.  They then closed at 11 [or 11:30 in Summer] every night except Sundays when they closed at ten.  Unless you knew the right pubs, of course…..!

  3. Opening on Good Friday will certainly benefit weary travellerscoming home for their Easter hols; but the publicans will need another closed day for annual renovations to their establishments. They can't do this on Christmas Day as they and families need to relax and get the bloody turkeys cooked etc.  Can you suggest another closed pubs day to replace GF? About the bong-bongs on RTE at 6pm every evening – I don't recommend abolition, but variation in tone along with the existing artistic variation. Musical specialists could be called in as consultants.

    • You mean the entire country has to go on the dry so a couple of pubs can redecorate?  Most of the places I frequent haven't seen a lick of paint since God was a child.  Nah.  Bad excuse.

      I completely agree about the Bongs.  A bit of an air to them with a drop or two of harmony would go down well.  They'd need to up the beat a bit too.

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