The Irish are blessed with a natural story telling ability. They are also blessed with a natural ability to add a little “colour” to a story. But where is the line between a good story, a good lesson and the truth of the matter?

We are not privy to all the COVID-19 information. We elect and rely on our Government (and their advisors) to make the best possible decisions on our behalf. While we do not need to know all the facts, there is also no point in hiding the truth. The story now is a combination of stick and carrot. The stick is another lockdown and the carrot is: “If we take this now, we can have a ‘nice Christmas’.” I fear the latter is just a nice story, as no one can see around corners.