Monday, March 13, 2006


As I mentioned below, San Jose and Dublin are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the twinning. Over the weekend it was announced that Limerick is to be twinned with New York City. What? These two cities are to be twins?

I hope someone has booked Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito for the ceremonies. Let's have a look: Limerick population — 86,998 (including Suburbs or Environs) & New York City population — 8,085,742 (not including Suburbs or Environs). Is the whole of New York involved or maybe just one neighborhood, say Flushing? Flushing would make more sense.