The British satirical magazine, Private Eye, carries an occasional column called The Neophytes, which is dedicated to the over-use of the cliche that ludicrously designates one thing to be the new something else.
An utterance this week from Sean Quinn, the chief executive of Failte Ireland, is a prime example: ‘‘Holidaying at home is the new going away.” No, it isn’t - last year, more Irish people travelled abroad than ever, presumably to escape all...
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