The remains of the late Jack Cowboy McMullin are removed from St Patricks Church for burial at Clar cemetery. The former GAA great died on Friday 20th January. Photo: Jason McGarrigle
When one of Times foot-soldiers on operational duties was informed by a top-brass of the Chamber that this paper was too negative - there is plenty of good things going on in town, I decided my troops (all three of them) needed a good talking to. This pessimistic outlook has to cease says I from now on positive thinking and bright and breezy stories are the order of the day stories that will bring joy to our readers and lighten up the dark dreary days that are in it. I could see by their worried faces that I was asking for a lot but I can be tough when need be. Now get your thinking caps on and produce I ordered.
I knew it was going to be a long session.
But my squad were not found wanting after two hours, Patricias face lit up. We could say that, with the continuous obstructions to commercial developments setting up in town, there is less traffic around, so the residents are healthier by not having to breathe in excess lead emissions and carbon monoxide.
Margaret was next How about claiming that the delay in progressing the sewerage scheme is an advantage as there is reduced disruption on the streets, traffic can flow more freely through town - and there is less noise and dirt.
Then one of our ace contributors, Paul OSullivan, came in. I explained our predicament that we were being castigated for not being positive and were trying to formulate an Opinion piece that would blow these accusations out of the water. Paul took a seat - it looked like this would take a while.......
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