Quote of the Week Award - Noel O'Callaghan

Quote of the Week Award - Noel O'Callaghan

Postby MG » Mon Sep 20, 1999 8:39 am

"For what I have done for that [Fenian] street and what we are going to do for the area, I think I should get a medal"

Noel O'Callahan
The Sunday Tribune: The Business Interview
Business Section Page 3
19 September 1999
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Postby john white » Mon Sep 20, 1999 11:07 am

My dad uses a term for people like the O'Callaghan's and Charlie Haughey types of this world:

'The Napoleon Complex'

Meaning: "If it's good for me, it's good for the country".
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Postby TG » Mon Sep 20, 1999 12:06 pm

What a lovely man he must be!
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Postby john white » Mon Sep 20, 1999 6:19 pm

What, me dad?

He's great.

You know what I mean don't you?

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Postby RoryW » Tue Sep 21, 1999 12:41 pm

Yes he (O'Callaghan, not John's Father)should get a medal alright, the "Pulling down the last bit of Architecture in Fenian Street award".Or perhaps the award for making another Lower Mount Street. Or how about the getting away without a fine/imprisonment award, (The Haughey Medal).

Yeah, sure the street was a bit decrepid before O'Callaghan and his merry men started putting Offices and Hotels on it. But the only decent thing left on Fenian Street is the Gingerman pub (No doubt he has eyes on that too). Another canyon of blandness decends on Dublin.

O'Callaghan's quote reminds me of Paidraig Flynn on the Late Late Show last year saying how great he was etc, and how everyone else thought he was a complete gobshite. A message to you Mr O'Callaghan, I think you're a gobshite as well.

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Postby john white » Tue Sep 21, 1999 2:56 pm

HA! HAAAA! Rory.

I heard it went a bit like this:

"Now listen here Gay, I'm a great man so I am... a great, great man."

The Gingerman pub - is that the one with the lovely round Stained glass windows?
I passed it last week and admired it again.

What's it like inside? I was a bit reluctant to look.

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Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Sep 21, 1999 3:12 pm

I reckon that you are thinking of the Windjammer on Lombard Street - The Gingerman has a green timber facade and very nice toasted sadwiches.
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Postby john white » Wed Sep 22, 1999 4:49 pm

Aaah, you're right.

No I don't know that pub. It's probably where all the Windmill Lane crowd hang out?

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Postby RoryW » Fri Sep 24, 1999 4:27 pm

Its the one just on Fenian Street next to the Alexander Hotel and the side of Davenport Hotel is just accross the road. God I hate having to give directions using those hotels as landmarks.

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