"Thomas "Tom" Nolan" was an Irish people/Irish Fianna Fáil politician.

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That really made it difficult to market the airport. In our talks with the airlines, they'd make a call to the fuel handler. That would scare the daylights out of anyone.

Winner never understood how that was a factor. It was always very alarming.

That's what they had been doing all night. We made some adjustments, and had No. 5 (Pompey) come over to cover him instead of another player.

We have a lot of respect for him and what he's built here. We've got big shoes to fill with Vernon Sr.

In the absences of a decent time machine, fiction remains the most sturdy vehicle for visiting other eras.