Almost turned off here

I’m in the car, on the road from Nellim to Ivalo. Finnish radio news is on. I don’t speak Finnish. Suddenly, the name Charlie McCreevy breaks through the Finnish. What the fuck? They’ve heard of the (in)famous Irish ex-finance minister up here!

Chief Bottle Washer at Blather
Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.


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