They Don't Call It 'The People's Republic' for Nothing
One of County Cork's most endearing nicknames is The People's Republic. In many ways, Cork is sort of like Texas - big, bold, and completely disinterest in blending in with the rest of the country.
I love the independent streak of the county, but the fact remains, it is still part of Ireland. A fact that seems to have escaped the planners of Dublin Airport. I wish someone could tell me why I need to present a passport and go through the Garda Passport Check when I've only flown from Cork to Dublin.
It makes me wonder what would happen if I decided to present my driver's license as my valid id. It's on the list of approved identification. But would it be enough to get me out of the People's Republic and into the Irish capital?
Maybe that's a test for next time. For now, I'm arrived safe and sound im Dublin and am killing time at the Internet kiosk, waiting for Peter to collect me. Perhaps I'll redesign the airport in my spare time.