As your American-based golf correspondent, I’ve got a confession to make. I didn’t fancy my first pints of Guinness. In fact, I didn’t acquire a taste for it until my first trip to Ireland a little more than a decade ago and a visit to Temple Bar’s cobbled streets between the River Liffey and Dame Street in Dublin.
When Majella Moynihan bravely told her story, of how she, as a guard, was mistreated and bullied shamelessly by An Garda Síochána just half a lifetime ago because she became pregnant while single, she reopened the Pandora’s box where so many of the secret histories of how Irish life was so very dark, so very cruel, are hidden away.
A veteran taxi driver has been cleared of not bringing passengers on the shortest journey from Dublin Airport to Temple Bar after demonstrating to a court that the longer route he picked was cheaper.