Miriam Lord gazes at 2017 through her crystal ball

Enda finds his va-va-voom, O’Brien sues nobody and Boyd-Barrett is incandescent

‘Brendan Ogle will announce he is retiring from trade union activism to pursue a full-time career in light entertainment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘Brendan Ogle will announce he is retiring from trade union activism to pursue a full-time career in light entertainment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

JANUARY

On New Year’s Day, as temperatures across the country plunge, a select group of financiers and property developers gather at the Central Bank Plaza on Dublin’s Dame Street to mark the 15th anniversary of the launch of the euro.

They are joined for the occasion by representatives of “fully-tax-compliant” multinational corporations.

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