It was the American wartime president Franklyn Delano Roosevelt who first said: We have nothing to fear but fear itself. That was all very well for him to say. As a son of privilege and a president protected by a phalanx of security detail, there were plenty of people to do his fearing for him.
October is a wonderful month. The countryside is a riot of colour. The clocks haven’t gone back yet so we’re still living on borrowed time. It’s that special season when a young man’s thoughts turn to scavenging/stealing pallets for the Halloween bonfire, setting off fireworks every f***ing night prior to Halloween and sourcing a reliable
As well as the book – did I mention the book? – the Ireland’s Got Mammies is in Galway Portlaoise and Belfast this weekend