Well, what a stormer of an announcement today – Bertie Ahern finally got around to announcing that he will be stepping down as Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on 6th May.
While I greeted his stepping down news with delight, I quickly stopped when he mentioned the 6th May date – “That’s my birthday you bugger!” was screamed at the TV and noted on Twitter. The answer from the Twitterati was swift – just have a big “birthday / Bertie be gone” celebration bash! So that’s exactly what I’m going to do.
Based on further Twitter recommendations I’ve booked an area in the Longstone pub on Townsend Street. Celebrations start at 7pm on Tues 6th May and will probably go on until late (I know I’m going to take the next day off work!). I’ve even organised some finger food for 8pm. And finally, we’ll have some helium balloons to help you find us in case you don’t know what I look like!
Because of the food providing, I’ll need to keep some sort of a track on numbers, so if you think you might make it, then leave a comment below.