After a miserable summer, there was widespread relief that it stayed dry for last Saturday’s match between Notre Dame University’s “Fighting Irish” and the US Naval Academy teams at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.
We are one of the fattest countries in the world. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, we come in at 7th place.
While last week’s moans turned to the poor preparations of security contractors G4S, the last four days have seen attention focusing on the restrictions placed on athletes, spectators, businesses, charities, your dinner, your clothes, your girlfriend and your dog over what they can and can’t do in association with the Olympics
With the country now on starters’ orders for the beginning of the London Games, the first winner has already been announced with the news that McDonald’s have become the first Olympic sponsor to refuse their Olympic tax break
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