Talking of sketches, in Dublin in the Irish Times, Frank McNally had this to report on the Dail’s farewell to Liam Lawlor:
Bertie Ahern called him “controversial, but a good guy and a nice person” and nobody batted an eyelid. Few would disagree with the first and third parts of the tribute. But if it had been a triple combination at the Hickstead Truth Derby, Mr Ahern might have had the middle pole down”.
Now that is a sketch!