I wonder if the people of Turlough, County Mayo, Ireland who come up with these comments actually think to themselves and say, “now I know what people in Beirut go through”:

Turlough locals, anxious for an update on a local road closure, attended last week’s sitting of the Castlebar local area meeting of Mayo County Council. […] As a result of the closure, a temporary barrier was erected at either end of the road and has remained in place ever since. However, the gate cannot be closed fully because there are two houses on the road that need to gain access. Locals are now using alternative routes which, has led to much inconvenience.

Castlebar Town Mayor Ger Deere referred to the alternative route the locals now have to take as being “like Beirut – it’s like a minefield, it’s not safe for a car. The people of Turlough are forgotten about …

Mayor Ger Deere, I’ll be sending you a “Looks Like Beirut” certificate shortly.

Via Wikipedia: The round tower at Turlough

Via Wikipedia: The round tower at Turlough