Elaine Byrne: Election talk ignores real issues

While the public are distracted by speculation around the date of the election, our focus is diverted from what really matters

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Elaine Byrne

11th October, 2015
Is there an election looming

My uncle had a famous horse that won several grade one races and went to Cheltenham. However, Central House will always be remembered in the racing world for the two-mile Leopardstown chase at the 2005 Christmas bumper.

With 100 yards to go, the jockey mistook the winning post and stood up in his stirrups to celebrate his victory. As he was saluting the crowd with his whip, two other horses galloped past him, placing Central House third.

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