This time it’s personal…

 OK – if you’re bloodthirsty for political comment today you may look elsewhere. This one’s personal. Since yesterday I’ve been bursting – the Collins clan has been bursting – with family pride in our dear and lovely daughter/sister Phoebe. Not content with notching a BA Hons at Oxford (Balliol) and working for several years in the fiery hell of the London media, she did a screeching hand-brake turn to her life four years ago and yesterday emerged as a medical doctor. As you all know, I’m normally the shyest and most modest of men but since yesterday I’m incandescent in delight over the sweetest and smartest daughter a man could wish for. Maith thú, Phoebe!

Tomorrow, le cuidiú Dé, back to the battlements, …

7 Responses to This time it’s personal…

  1. Anonymous July 1, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Well done Phoebe.Good to have another Dr in the family!!

  2. Ceannaire July 1, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    Comhghairdeas, Phoebe. Tá sin go iontach. I'm not surprised you are proud, Jude.

  3. Peter Morris July 1, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    Congratulations Jude, how fantastic that your daughter has achieved so much, however, I suspect her journey isn't over.

  4. Jim Lynch July 2, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    Congratulations Jude, and congratulations to a remarkable young woman named Phoebe.

  5. Anonymous July 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    I note your old sparring partner Malachi O'Doherty has received a Doctorate from Queens.Doctors everywhere !

  6. Mick Fealty July 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    Nothing so gratifying Jude, congrats to all of you

  7. Anonymous July 2, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    Must take after her mother with the brains and looks buíochas le Dia (goa)