Beer and Chips.
I blame my brother. Oh yes I do. I also blame various other people. This way I can absolve myself of any responsibility and carry on living a carefree and blameless life. At least I work from home, my dear brother is probably lying across his desk in a puddle of slurm right this moment.
Tee-heee....oh who am I kidding, the back of my head might fall off if I laugh too hard.
Anyhoo on to the news. So Padraig Nally has been set free. I blogged about this at the time, I believe any man has the right to protect himself and his property, but I also believe when Nally followed an already wounded and fleeing John Ward out onto the road to shoot him a second time, he crossed the line.
Last year, the bachelor farmer was handed a six-year sentence for the manslaughter of Mr Ward. But in October the jury verdict was overturned and Mr Nally was freed from jail.
He was freed after the Court of Criminal Appeal ruled that Judge Paul Carney, the High Court judge at the original murder trial, had erred in law by failing to allow the jury the opportunity to return a verdict of not guilty.
Well now, he's a free man. It will be interesting to see what precedent this sets for future cases of trepass.
And to the three chaps who refused to be airlifted by a coastguard helicopter after getting into difficulty in rough seas could be facing fines of up to €2,000 each.The three men, who were part of a larger surfing group, got into trouble in dangerous conditions and were washed onto rocks at Aill na Searracht, half a mile north of the Cliffs of Moher.
They had used jet-skis to travel almost three kilometres from Doolin to reach the notorious surf location, which is not accessible from land because of the 100-metre cliffs.
Forty people took part in the rescue effort off the Cliffs of Moher on November 24 after the men's situation was reported.
But when the Shannon-based Irish Coastguard helicopter was scrambled to the scene and a winch man descended to rescue the men, they refused because they did not want to lose their jet-ski and surfboards.
'You're drowning. Hang on lads. I'll have to take you up one at a time.'
'No thank you.'
'Were just gonna stay here, with our stuff you know? This board is hand tooled and Bri paid like, you know, a total fortune for his ride. Didn't you Bri?'
'Gurgle gurlgel guegelee?'
'Yo, Diarmid, I totally told you to keep his head above water?'
'I am man, but I totally just nearly hit this rock? And then I had like, to let go?'
'Bri, like swim?'
'Oh no way, hey winch dude, could you just like move? I've gotta get Bri up there before he totally drowns?'
'Idiots! You're all going to be fined.'
'Whoa, neg man, like nobody asked you to come here, right Diar?'
'Right. Oh man, check out Bri, he totally gone down for the third time?'
This is an odd one. Is it against the law to refuse to be rescued? If my car breaks down on the side of the road and I refuse all offers of help am I breaking a law? How can they be fined for not being rescued?