It’s never too late

Photo right owned by Alotor (cc) Pat Kenny robbed me of part of my adulthood. I’m not saying I particularly looked forward to the period in my life when I would prefer to stay home on a Friday night but two kids later you go through phases where a bottle of wine and your feet up is ther perfect Friday night. Sadly there were also two nine month phases where the bottle of wine didn’t even feature. It would have been nice to have had compelling television to watch with that glass of wine but I was robbed by Plastic Pat. To be fair his impact was probably diluted by all the other chat shows that were on and no doubt fists were often shook from the direction of Montrose in the direction of the BBC and Jonathon Ross when all the good guests plumped for Wossy on Friday rather than Pat. How galling it must have been that Wossy is recorded on Thursday so many of them were probably actually available. Is it possible that Pat’s lack of sense of humour and disapproval of the celebrity machine preceded him?

Well a new era in light entertainment beckons for the Irish people with Pat’s announcement last Friday that he is retiring. Of course I didn’t watch it. I heard it on Twitter first but nothing would tempt me to watch it. Nothing. The only time I ever watched it since Pat came on board was for the Toy Show.I did it for the kids and the ideas!

Maybe in the future as I settle down with a bottle of wine I’ll look back at the early teens of the 21st century as the golden age of Friday night entertainment on RTÉ. To help us get there I have a wee poll below. I felt that a lot of male presenters’ name were being bandied about so, with a big obvious nod to positive discrimination, my choices are all Irish female television presenters. Have at ye!

Stay at home and protest

Stay at home and protest This one’s not about the war for a change.

Friday 28th February 2003

National Strike against Pubs/Clubs in Ireland.

Prices for alcoholic drinks are a staggering 59% (and rising) above the EU average according to a major international study.

Take part in the National Strike on the 28th, stay away from pubs and clubs.

THIS CAN WORK if everyone co-operates!!


National Boycott of Pubs/Nightclubs Day in Ireland, Friday 28th/Febuary/2003

Irish drinkers are being ripped off. A report conducted last September indicates as much. Prices for alcoholic drinks are a staggering 59% (and rising) above the EU average according to a major international study.

Irish pubs and nightclubs, especially those in Dublin, are churning out incredible profits. These profits, earned from the toil of the Irish consumer, can be explained by none other than total greed.


You have a choice. You can put up with this ludicrous profiteering and continue to whinge about prices being too high, OR you can take action.

We propose a “National Boycott of Pubs/Nightclubs Day” throughout Ireland for Friday 28th/Feb/2003. It is about time the Irish consumer striked back.

And if this doesn’t get the message across, we’ll strike again with something even more drastic.