Joan drops in for a verse

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Away from the world of politics, Tánaiste Joan Burton, ahead of Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, was reading Yeats.

READING: Tanaiste Joan Burton reading a Yeats poem in Hargadons on Monday.
READING: Tanaiste Joan Burton reading a Yeats poem in Hargadons on Monday.

The Labour leader was a guest of honour at Hargadon’s on O’Connell Street where she read the Yeats poem ‘Beautiful Lofty Things’ and was joined by Senator Susan O’Keeffe.

“I chose this poem because it is short, it is political and it is my favourite aunt’s favourite poem,” she said.

Following the poetry reading, the Tánaiste’s attentions were turned to yesterday’s cabinet meeting and the role in which Sligo will play in the new adoption bill.
The bill will see as many as 50,000 people nationwide to be able to obtain certificates which list their original parents.

For more on this story, including the thoughts of the Tanaiste going into yesterday’s cabinet meeting, see this week’s Sligo Weekender newspaper. In shops now.

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