AT 6AM WE heard a single knock at the door. We woke up but nobody was out front. So I drove up to the local petrol station to buy the Sunday papers and snapped the shot that's on my blog post, on the cover art of my Audioboo and in the first set of keyframes of my Sunday news round. The knock was actually the sound of a vehicle smashing into the front of a jeweller's shop on the Main Street of Cashel. The noise awakened the mayor of Cashel who happens to live next to the shop. The tactic of carving out a bespoke drive-thru window is part of rural Ireland. This is the second time in three months that a crew of scumbags has destroyed shop property. The first time was at the 24-hour Mace forecourt on the Dublin Road, Cashel. Small towns like Cashel have no police presence during the weekends. They are prime targets for burglaries and robberies. The Cashel break-in won't make national news but I've five minutes of coverage from the national papers that give my American's take on the way Ireland is folding. Those five minutes of video should run if you click on the photo of the break-in.
Local Break-in and National News
Last Week: "Memorial Day News from Ireland, May 29, 2011.
Last Month: "We want quiet", May 7, 2011.