JFK’s ‘eternal flame’ gets a business class lift ‘home’…

From the Irish Times news blog

An “eternal flame” taken from the grave of former US president John F Kennedy, has arrived in Dublin ahead of the 50th anniversary of his visit. The flame disembarked an Aer Lingus plane this morning in the steady hands of Minister of State at the Department of Defence Paul Kehoe.

I’m as sentimental and dewy eyed as the next Irishman, but, really guys?

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