Craic & Codology


Shane Ross

Gardaí have advised females travelling through Irish airports following reports of an elderly man appearing to shadow a young girl at Dublin airport.

The man, described as “tall, angular and bald as a coot”, was wearing an expensive-looking blue suit. Witnesses say he made no attempt to conceal his actions as he tracked closely behind the young woman, who had just flown in from New York.

“Everywhere she went, he followed close behind”, said one eyewitness. “He was laughing as if it was normal behaviour and you could see his teeth. It was weird. My wife almost rang Joe Duffy.”

A Garda spokesman said the publicity-hungry man was “only too well known to us” and has previously been involved in “a litany of traffic and judicial headaches.”