Tuesday, June 26, 2007

At least it's not in Manchester

It's another of those DIY blogging moments -- insert appropriate smart remark after the following story from Tuesday's Irish Times (subs. maybe req'd):

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has announced that the Government is to honour Tony Blair's "unique contribution to the improvement of British-Irish relations" by endowing a Chair of Irish Studies in his name at the University of Liverpool, writes Frank Millar , London Editor.

The announcement of the £5 million (€7.4 million) Tony Blair Chair in Irish Studies comes on the eve of the British prime minister's retirement from office. The endowment is to create the chair in perpetuity and provision for it will be made in the budget later this year.