It was announced the next morning that Crowley-Baird Inc. had extended a ‘significant’ loan to the government for ‘the administration of logistical support and other measures as necessary and required.’
Later that day the Taoiseach addressed the nation live on television.
‘Extraordinary times,’ he intoned, ‘will always require extraordinary measures not to mention extraordinary generosity.’
The news roused Mac from his stupor.
“Have we learned nothing from our past?’ he railed at the screen.
Inteachán was pleased to see the old Mac returning.