*SPOILER ALERT FOR PROBABLE FORTHCOMING TV DRAMA*
Just when I thought that Dublin life was getting far too dangerous and violent, I read with horror in the Nationalist And Munster Advertiser that rural life is even more precarious. It seems that residents of a Carrick-On-Suir house were wakened in the small hours by a “hoody wearing youth climbing on to the roof of their porch”. The local Inspector told the district court that the youth ran from the scene when discovered. Thankfully, the investigating garda spotted “distinctive footprints on the porch and when he came across the defendant later that morning, he was wearing the same type of runners as the footprints”. We won’t reveal the outcome of the court case as this incident is (probably) going to be adapted into a thrilling two-part drama this autumn.