1. What's the best thing about growing up in a Catholic country?
Can't really think of any good things. A generation ago ireland was a different country. Right now it's as if the country has woken up from a massive bender with a splitting headache, has seen the damage (e.g. Ferns Report, Murphy Report, Ryan Report, etc.) and is has intentions to change.
The following are things that only became legal in my lifetime: Divorce (1996), Gay Sex (1993), Condoms (without perscription) 1985.
Of course it means Fr. Ted is a fantastic satire of Irish life. Here are some examples:
1. The Holy Stone of Clonrichert
2. The Lovely Girls Competition
3. Bishop Len Brennan and his son (another example)
4. The Dancing Priest
2. Has the euro made things better?
Dunno. It made it easy to see we're being ripped off compared to Europe. And gave the shop keepers the chance to put the prices up. It does mean there wasn't a run on our banks, so we're not Iceland Mark #2 just yet. However I'm not sure if that's a good thing in the long run.
3. What's your favourite meal to share with T?
Pizza. Usually good Italian/French Pizza. Although I tend to get defeated.
4. When's the grand house warming? :P
Lease on my place expires in Mid Febrary, so after that. Looks like Tom'll be over here then. So, yeah big old house warming then :D
5. Which would you prefer - religious power in a secular state, or political power in a religious state?
Meh, either way the power will be abused by those in power. There's enough example of either side being abusive.
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