A circuitous route to an Irish polling station

“…All people have a right to have a say in what is happening in Ireland. The alternative is a China, Hong Kong, Thailand or Dubai. What would happen if everyone decided not to vote? Where would Ireland’s democracy go? Who would run the country? What type of political system would Ireland have?…”

Asia Gaelic Games, Manila 1997- Korea’s ‘Kimchi Kickers’

“…It is eleven years ago since I hung up my Gaelic football boots. In point of fact, it’s also eleven years since I first put them on…”