Some time in the past fortnight I heard the morning news—ABC news—in South Australia. There was a traffic report. From memory it went something like this:
There is a tractor on the road between Sterling and Handorf. Driving slowly. Causing delays.
At which I doubled over laughing.
What’s news in Australia would not be news in Ireland.
A tractor. On the road. Causing delays …
That’s not news in Ireland. That’s life!