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Meet the ‘Minister with responsibility for Time’… Alan Shatter

And he has a message for you…

Alan Shatter
Alan Shatter
Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

HE’S ALREADY THE Minister for Justice AND Defence AND Equality as well as being a novelist and a lawyer, and now Alan Shatter has also revealed he is the minister with responsibility for Time.

Yes, Time (with a capital ‘T’) and as you may be aware the clocks go back this weekend.

So our reliable ‘Minister for Time’ has reminded “the general public” that winter time begins this Sunday at 1am when clocks, watches and “all other time sensitive equipment and gizmos” should be put back an hour.

The Minister also points out that this makes Sunday, 27 October the only 25-hour day in the year and that people should enjoy the extra hour.

“It is timely that we make the most of this annual return to where we were, and not let this extra hour pass us by unacknowledged,” he said, with his tongue most definitely in his cheek.

“Carpe Horam,” he added which to those of you who didn’t study Latin, and we’re guessing that’s a lot of you, means ‘seize the hour’.

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