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Dublin, Ireland, 07:30. The security guard greets me like a long lost friend and asks after the Taxi that I used to drive with a big Well House Consultants logo on the side.

I've arrived early for a course - the ferry from Liverpool docked half an hour early at 05:30 and there's - how do I put it - not a lot to do in Dublin port or City at that hour, and it's just half an hour or so from the Docks to the place I'm training at. So I sit here in the company's reception and waiting my contact - Perl course for 9 coming up.

On the radio, the news in Ireland is all about a road accident in Buncrana, County Donegal, in which 4 Latvians and a Lithuanian were killed. Many folks from Eastern Europe have moved to Ireland in recent times and are doing some of the rougher, lower paid jobs that the local don't want, even out in the remote parts. They're sending money home each month, and the radio was doing a biography of them - how they had come to Ireland to work, and talking about their children back home in the Baltic states. Tough lives snuffed out early.

The radio then started on about the Cistine Chapel in the Vatican, and how the Pope wouldn't allow just anyone to do the maintenance work on ... just like BMW wouldn't let just anyone work on their cars - only the "chosen ones". Truly, a taste of advertising that could only be Irish.

(written 2006-02-20, updated 2006-06-09)

 
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