At the end of April I wrote about a trans-atlantic flight that felt the need to jettison nearly all of their fuel off Ireland and make a bolt for Shannon. Apparently a plastic pencil-shaped device that emits steam was at … Continue reading →
About John Mallon
A sixty something male, happily settled with two adult brats and my rock of common sense. I've worked at lots of jobs, done lots of things, had many experiences hairy and otherwise and have met some really interesting people in my life as well as a fair share of pricks too. I have witnessed change, some of it just for the sake of it and I hope this blog will communicate the "how it was" as well as the "how it might all turn out." I am a libertarian, mildly catholic, strongly christian and I like to practice what I preach. I hope you enjoy my observations and some of them serve you well in your life.
On the morning of Tuesday the 11th of September 2001, I was in the Cork office with my boss from Dublin and we were discussing activities and sales plans for the next quarter. On the way to the canteen together we … Continue reading →
Circumstances have contrived to put smokers in a very awkward situation today. Due to persistent professional lobbying by the various arms of Public Health, cigarettes in Ireland cost twice the European average from all the legal outlets. However, as is … Continue reading →
Tourism Ireland is reporting a bumper year for visitors to our shores and that is a good thing. Tourists bring in money for our ailing economy that we wouldn't otherwise receive, so it can be looked at as an "Export … Continue reading →