Joan and Aideen Goggin  with passengers on a Cork bus demanding that   a tradition of bus drivers dressing as Santa be reinstated. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Having entertained his passengers all day, the burly busman has a final trick up his sleeve

 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.  Photo:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Burly busman and his buddies try to fathom a great sporting injustice

Christmas trees awaiting  a good home. Photo: Bart Maat/EPA

Burly bus driver abandons his chariot to right a grievous wrong

The late Dessie Hughes: “Dessie was Dessie to everyone, from the well-heeled to the down at heel and all those in between.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Thoughts of his new fitness regime disappear as he raises a toast to National Hunt hero Dessie

The new-look Darren Clarke shows the fruits of his fitness regime. Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images

Inspired by golfer Darren Clarke, the burly busman vows to shed a few stone by St Stephen’s Day

Water charge protesters from Dublin gather in front of the GPO last week.  Photo: Barbara Lindberg.

Burly busman bustled into becoming an advocate for conroversial new utility company

“We’re about to ramp up the installation of water meters on the northside, specifically the working-class areas, which you drive through every day,” said Tabitha.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Tempting Irish Water PR lady uncorks the genie in Vinny’s bottle

“Vinny had first cried foul over the upheaval made on the pavement outside the house by the meter installation folk.”

With her shock of flame hair, she was like Maureen O’Hara in her prime

Everton’s Aiden McGeady: “Capable of lighting up any game, the Glaswegian conjurer could also vanish down a tunnel by the corner flag at the start of games”. Photograph: Getty Images.

Europa distraction threatens to bring 60-year stay in top flight to an end

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