Friday August 14, 2020

Off Message: Just masking for a friend

Yes, it’s terrible to think that you could go for a pint of milk and come back with a €2,500 fine, but that’s the way it has to be, for all of our sakes

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

19th July, 2020
Putting on a mask is both a physical act of protection and an important psychological reminder of our reality

“Did you forget your mask?” Dave, the electrician, gave me a look. I pulled my mask out of my pocket and held it up forlornly. It had a string dangling off it – it was one of the cheap ones that come in boxes of five – and one of the strings intended to wind around my ears had broken.

I had arranged for Dave to come to my house to finish up...

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