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Monday, May 22, 2006

Around the World and Mind the Dresser

In the Irish world away from Kansas City:

   • The big sporting news is Munster's European rugby glory, which in golf contributed to Ireland's Darren Clarke not winning the Irish Open at Maynooth - the grounds of which I used to cycle the perimeter regularly, it being only a few miles from home.

   • You know Irish KC likes football soccer, so Belfast Airport being renamed after legendary Irish footballer George Best is good news. If you grew up in Ireland in the sixties and seventies, George Best was the first footballer's name you ever sang. Gratuitous Best quote: In 1969 I gave up women and alcohol. It was the worst 20 minutes of my life

   • Gerry Adams said hey Ian, let's form a government, you be the leader, since your DUP is the biggest party, and Martin McGuinness of our party Sinn Fein can be deputy first minister. Shockingly Paisely said no.

   • Irish KC can never get enough of immigration news and was surprised to see the Kansas City Star (well okay, the AP) catch up with an Irish story of immigration I've been following this last week, where Dublin's St Patrick's Cathedral was occupied by hunger-striking Afghan immigrants demanding asylum. Ireland said no. Or at least no special treatment.


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