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We're guessing the Austrian president hasn't dealt with Irish timekeeping before

Tricky. Very tricky.

France Austria Look at them there, smiling away, completely oblivious and impeccably on time.

THE AUSTRIAN PRESIDENT Dr Heinz Fischer and his wife Mrs Margit Fischer are taking a trip to Ireland next week, and they’re expecting meticulous timekeeping.

A schedule released to the media for their visit to Áras an Uachtaráin indicates that they’re anticpating that things will be kept ticking along… at a frantic pace:


But, but… where is the time to admire the flowerbeds? To ask them which road they took (“ah you would have been quicker going that way etc etc)? To chat about who’s after dying and what’s for the dinner?


They’re fitting in three activities between 4pm and 4.07pm. Any self respecting Irish person would only be getting out of the shower at 4.07pm, sending a lying text about being “on the way”.

We can only hope the Áras is better at watching the clock than we are.

Main image: AP/Press Association Images

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