Tag: Fianna Fail

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“Calamity Coughlin” strikes again…

Unbelievable. This woman is basically the Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland (titled Tánaiste) and can't tell the difference between Darwin and Einstein: THE TANAISTE lived up to her 'Calamity Coughlan' nickname yesterday. The gaffe-prone minister was left red-faced after she erroneously referred to the theory of evolution as having been formulated by Einstein. To make ...

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Pointless abuse of power…

Ireland's Brian Cowen (slack-faced, growling Taoiseach - a bit like having your government run by the Churchill dog from the insurance ads) was rather offended by some pictorial renderings of his naked form. A 'guerilla artist' created some fine paintings of Cowen in the buff and hung them in Dublin galleries as a form of ...

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Perfect timing, Mr Lenihan…

While the Irish economy is in meltdown, unemployment is going through the roof and millions of Irish homeowners find themselves in the very worst level of negative equity possible, Ireland's Finance Minister finds himself defending pay rises for his fellow politicians. Is he for real? Unfortunately, yes. Lenihan and his ilk are seemingly so out ...

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Next time, try the train…

Ireland's Tourism minister was taking a helicopter from Waterford to Killarney (as you do) when one of the doors flew off at 500ft. Possibly a karmic retribution for taking such an insanely expensive and polluting method of transportation while the Irish economy is going down the toilet, in any case, the Air Corps crew got ...

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Is Bertie finally on the way out?

Could it be? Could Bertie Ahern's financial ghosts finally be catching up with him? Could good sense overcome political and legal maneuvering? It would seem the tide is turning at last... First was the shocking breakdown of his former secretary at the Mahon Tribunal, in stark contrast to the blustering and implausible excuses from previous ...