My friend Oliver and I would often cycle to Pat’s Supermarket in Laytown for 99s (with lots of sprinkles) – weather and inclination allowing, of course. If it happened to be a Monday we would sometimes stock up on cans of Fosters lager, bold teenagers that we were.

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking during a television interview at the count centre for the local and European elections in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar Co Mayo today.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan/The Irish Times.

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Horses grazing at Dunsink parkland in Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times.  Horses grazing at Dunsink parkland. File photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times.

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