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Reclusive Irish writer, Don Booker, muses about personal and social woes down in the trenches of the working classes.

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  • DemocrafarcyAfter seventy long, wet and cold Irish days, Dail Eireann finally elected a new taoiseach yesterday. To consolidate the lunacy, the new taoiseach is also the old one, bright spark, Enda Kenny.   The accidental taoiseach became the first Fin...
  • Uisce BattyI'm tapping this bedraggled - a bit like a Fine Gael and Labour follower in recent days I might suspect. Many stood on the crest of a wave just five-short years ago, toed the party lines, submissively whipped. Told it was all for the good of the coun...
  • DictatorYesterday saw another doss day for most of our newly elected representatives. In short, many voted for another eight days off as their first point of business. Then they tried to elect a leader for the country.First up, after some sycophantic ravings...
  • Panama Papers
    on Apr 3, 2016 in Don Booker Musings Ireland Politics
    Ireland Inc. remains under the stewardship of a caretaker.  Enda Kenny, the accidental taoiseach. As he tries to lure Independents with his stunning intellect and afford them the opportunity to support his continued stewardship - in a more offic...
  • Ghostly HoursLost an hour somewhere during the night. An hour we will not exist, in order to facilitate a brighter day and longer evening for the coming months. All fine, if the weather plays ball. It rarely does. Fear not, for in October, we take it back to faci...
  • Morbid WorldsThere's an American who has been mentioned once or twice around here in times begone. He went by the name of Hugh Everett with an III to go with it. A brilliant mind, his many-worlds intrepration of quantum physics  remains a player in the pursu...
  • The Dearly Departed, Larry Mulligan.
    on Mar 13, 2016 in A Lefty View. Ireland Politics
    I left Mum in the care of Mattie this evening and made my way out into the countryside. A guy I used to know had unexpectedly departed. He was found yesterday morning sitting in front of his TV, watching the Extras box-set in his boxer shorts, a bong...
  • Don Bookered. Parting FAQ.
    on Nov 14, 2012 in Don Booker Musings. Booker's World
    So, it has been a while. Not long enough, I hear some say. In response to a 'Where's Don Booker gone?' question that's been asked in recent weeks, it's with regret I inform that the character has relieved himself of his duties and gone deeper into I...
  • Shocks'What you think?' Gus asked as we stepped out of Linda's car. The cold morning stung like the government. Attempts to wean residue from my eyes only made matters worse. Before I could answer, I was off. One, two ............. seven.    'Bet...
  • Hurl'Sit yourself down there and watch real men play sport,' I muttered to Gustav, a rare cultural superiority causing me, at an atomic level, to pulse. Slightly.    'Fastest game in the known universe,' I said as we sat down. Cheap beer. Orang...
  • Pepperoni
    on Aug 29, 2012
    Seasons, like people, are subject to that passage of time sometimes referred to as the 'come and go.' For those that follow the Gaelic Calendar, Summer already ended nearly a month ago. If Met Eireann - Ireland's weather service - is anything to go b...
  • Trips & Double Majors
    on Aug 12, 2012
    I'm just in the door in time for the golf. I've been away too long. Longer than I had intended to be. Was it worth it? Can't say it did me any harm. On a battery level. I don't know what it is about this particular year but, be it a US presidential...
  • 50 Shades of GreenHow often do you go to sleep and wake up feeling twice your age? I don't know what it was, but wave after wave of whatever it was slowly took any energy I did possess to places outside my person at the beginning of the week. I didn't feel particularl...
  • Womble DonEat, write and sleep. Write, sleep and eat. Odd menial chores. Sleep, eat and write. Bathroom breaks. Various lengths. Some tasks rhyme with write - others with behave. Others hiss. Weekly excursion - visit old folks home. Collect wages on way back.
  • The Bailout JobLast Thursday night an expectant German nation watched as their football team took to the field in Warsaw to play Italy in the European Championship semi-final. Having rifled their way to the group of four with steely German precision, the country fe...
  • Constants'You must give me €20,' he said, looking as if an invisible had a gun to the back of his head.    'Morning to you too, Gus,' I said, telling him to come in. I quickly closed the door over on the rain pissing venom on anything that dare e...
  • TrappedI had a dream. It turned into a nightmare. An eight day one.     Ten years is a long time. Especially when one waits on something. Like participating on the world stage in one of soccer's premier competitions, the European Championshi...
  • Spanish MiraclesRain rain. Go to Spain. Come back on Mammy's washing day. There are many variations to that little nursery rhyme. That's the one we used back in the day. Chests leaning against the back of the sofa. Football in between leaving an imprint, like a gi...
  • Knights of the Green BrigadeThere she was. Surfing the horizon. Going down - causing the skies on the east coast of Ireland to ponder colour. Cruising I was, a commercial success - implanted hair flying everywhere. Doing 35. An old Bentley. Soft-Top. Down. Sitting six inches fr...
  • ChaptersI think the only reason I voted today was for the gateway to continue to comment about Ireland. Not that anyone reads them much, but if I didn't 'do the duty,' well, maybe in some eyes, it renders those comments useless. Unfortunately, it seems th...
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