Some images of Ireland today – seen during a quick post-General Synod visit to Donegal. Timeless beauty and emptiness of a Donegal beach – this is Tramore which looks towards the Bloody Foreland and Tory Island. Empty. A bit of sheep shearing just behind Killahoey Beach. And by way of contrast – the Annual Meeting of the Bank of Ireland – a bottomless pit into which the savings of much of the Irish population have gone. A shareholder tires of the endless prevarications, equivocations and circumlocutions of the Board and hurls an egg at them.