For most of his 57 years, Vinny had lived off the fat of the pig, from sausies, rasher rinds and pork chops, to black and white pudding and his Ma’s honey-baked ham. Photo: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty

As do-gooders filled the airwaves to warn folk about the hazards of red meat, and specifically Curly Wee’s finest flesh, Vinny Fitzpatrick went on the(...)

At Howth Summit, Vinny Fitzpatrick pulled in at the car park, where they all admired the grandeur of Dublin harbour and mountain.  Photograph: Bord Fáilte

THE coastal tour to Howth Head and back had been arranged at short notice. It explained the dozen or so middle-aged men assembled in the forecourt of (...)