Bloomsday inspection a bit rich, says Norris
While Joycean scholars from around the world were tucking into thick giblet soup and nutty gizzards at the James Joyce Centre on North Great George’s Street in Dublin on Bloomsday, the authority carried out an inspection to make sure all was well.
The inspection during the Bloomsday celebration breakfast has caused irritation to leading Joycean, Senator David Norris.
“Meaningless”, said the senator yesterday, adding it was “opportunistic”, as the restaurant at the centre only opens one day a year to put on a Bloomsday breakfast.
A spokeswoman for the authority confirmed the premises had been visited on Bloomsday by an inspector. “There had been a coffee shop there which was subject to regular inspection, but as that closed down and the restaurant was only open for the one day, it was the only time the premises could be inspected,” she said.