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An Occasional Guide to Irish Politics: The man who never experienced the Celtic Tiger.

Posted by Jason O on Sep 12, 2015 in Irish Politics, Not quite serious. |
Celtic Tiger? Around here? The only tiger around here sells Frosties.

Celtic Tiger? Around here? The only tiger around here sells Frosties.

Celtic Tiger? Maybe up in Dublin Four, but not around here, he announces. No, we went from the recession in the 1980s to now, and nothing has changed around here. Nothing! You point at the new motorways sweeping past him and off into the horizon. Sure that would have happened anyway! He declares, believing that motorways are some sort of natural phenomenon like turf or dandelions sprouting in a field. What about your state pension? €200 a week. Sure it’s only £59 in the UK. Exactly! He shouts. Only €200! How am I supposed to afford SkyPlus on that sort of money? And look at the car I’m driving! That’s over four years old! It’s like living in the dark hole of Calcutta!  No one around here got anything off the government or the so-called Celtic Tiger. And the health service? I know a fella who did his back in picking up his cheque from the Department of Aghriculture. Bet he gets no compensation for that. No, the rich get richer and the poor working man struggles for a bare crust. Now, have to go and pick up me rent from them students I rented me section 23 flat to. Be seeing you!


May 12, 2010 at 11:28 pm

A debt to Myles, surely..

Jason O
May 13, 2010 at 6:30 am

Very true. I almost added in a “Begob! Here comes me bus!”



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