An Focal Ar An tSráid

Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, has been quizzed recently about calls which she made to a mobile phone in Kenya at a cost to the Irish taxpayer of over €2000.

Mulherin has described the calls as “non-personal” by virtue of the fact that she has “no personal life”, but says she would be prepared to pay back the money if necessary. What do you think?


sraid“Love See No Peak-Rate.”

(Jenny Kenny, Fortune Teller)


don“Thing is, until the full story comes out, of course her partial explanations are going to seem lame, infuriating and entirely implausible. I mean, what if whoever it was she was calling turned out to have the inside track on a big bunch of cut-price gold or diamonds? We’ll just have to wait.”

(Devante Loughran, Careers Guidance Counsellor)


timmy“Honestly, given the strong political and cultural ties that exist between Nairobi and Ballina, I think it’s a miracle she was able to keep it so low.”

(Dave Bond, right, Chairman of the Gorteen-Bangkok Chamber of Commerce)




Junior Cycle Teachers Agree To Assess Ones They Aren’t Scared Of.

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Fight! Fight! Irish teachers are apoplectic, but less so than some of their pupils.

A statement from the Teachers’ Union of Ireland released today indicates that a breakthrough may have been made in the dispute concerning proposed changes of grading procedure within the Irish education system.

Union representatives have said that a majority of their members would be happy to personally assess any student in their charge at Junior Certificate level, as long as the ones they were frightened of could be done by somebody else.

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Politician Relieved Own Gaydar Working Properly Again.

lvChrist, he could look a little happier.

Fine Gael’s Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, has announced over the weekend that after a bit of a dry spell, his famously good Gaydar seems once more to be fully functional.

“It went away from me for a while, I suppose. But I’m glad I’m in a position to help again. Regardless of political affiliation, everyone usually agrees I have the best Gaydar in Leinster House”, he said.

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McGregor and McIlroy Credit Record Hip Mobility Scores To Shared Irish Dancing Past.


Good swivel is pre-requisite to bringing off a good kick, in MMA as well as in Irish Dancing.

Both Conor McGregor and Rory McIlroy have spoken at length this week about the debt their respective sporting careers owe to the formative years they spent in their home country as keen students of Irish Dancing.

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Successful Prevention Of Over 14 Million Bad Screenplays Directly Attributable To Facebook, Say Experts.

artThe addictive qualities of Facebook have been likened to those associated with freebase cocaine, minus the attendant euphoria.

Over 200 million pieces of potentially self-involved, cringe-inducing free verse poetry, hundreds of thousands of thinly disguised autobiographies framed as rambling ‘novellas’, along with a high number of other examples of Bad Art have been murdered in their beds by the ingeniously distracting charms of popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, it was reported this week.

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