It could only happen in Ireland! I loved the story last week about a North Cork market trader who made a classic Freudian slip although, possibly, it could also be referred to as a Joycean slip!

The Fine Gael presidential candidate, Gay Mitchell, was campaigning in the wider Fermoy area on Saturday last where he met with local media and visited a number of communities before greeting and meeting members of the public at a local market. “Hello, I’m Gay,” said Mr Mitchell to a carpet salesman who shook him warmly by the hand and replied in a beautifully pronounced Cork accent: “Yerrah, it’s yourself! Mr Gay Norris, you’re very welcome to Mitchelstown!”