Category: Craic & Codology

CURRENT EMBARRASSMENTS ‘NOTHING COMPARED TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS’, SAYS MARTIN

Michael Martin

New Taoiseach Micheál Martin has criticised commentators and called for “a bit of perspective” to prevail following criticism of Minister Barry Cowen and MEP Billy Kelleher just weeks into his tenure as leader of a new government. “People have very short memories,” said the Cork... Read more »

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JOHNNY GOTTA POEM POEM

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Imelda Makespeare Ah Dubbalin Me mind is troublin’ Me heart is broken Goin’ from rockabilly To the spoken Woord. Do not go gentle Into that good night, Instead of a band to Send you home sweatin’ What you’re gettin’ Is this poetry shite. Street poems,... Read more »

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UNCLE DONALD IS NOT A VERY NICE MAN – NIECE

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A controversial tell-all memoir written by Mary Trump, niece of President Donald Trump, claims he is an “ignorant racist and sexist megalomaniac who threatens the life of every American”. INSIDE Pope is spiritual leader of the worldwide Catholic Church – p4 Most bears said to... Read more »

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MY (SECRET) DIARY – JIM O’CALLAGHAN

Jim O'Callaghan Diary

Mon: The media keep asking exactly what I think of Micheál. So I always tell them that everyone deserves a chance. I also explain that when I said in April 2017 Micheál was a spineless nonentity dragging our once-proud party towards oblivion, what I was trying... Read more »

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FEIGHAN SLAMS RTÉ

Frank Feighan

Minister for Drugs Frank Feighan has doubled down on his claims that RTÉ is full of “cocaine snorters”. The Fine Gael TD made the sensational allegations having watched RTÉ over a 24-hour period recently. The Sligo/Leitrim representative pointed to the return of Killinaskully, the proliferation... Read more »

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RTÉ’S FLEET OF VEHICLES

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The national broadcaster has come under criticism after the exorbitant running costs of its fleet of vehicles were revealed. An RTÉ insider conceded that “many of our main vehicles, such as Winning Streak, are admittedly old, worn and are being driven into the ground.” The... Read more »

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NO NEW FF CONTROVERSIES SHOCK

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Irish politics has been plunged into turmoil after a 24-hour period in which Fianna Fáil didn’t find itself mired in controversy. The development comes as a major setback to the party following the Barry Cowen and Billy Kelleher sagas. “I would like to apologise for... Read more »

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KINAHAN STATEMENT

Daniel Kinahan

Daniel Kinahan issued a statement yesterday denying that he is, or ever has been, a member of the Kinahan Family of Criminals (KFC). “I have only ever been a member of the Kinahan Boxing Family,” he said, “although I do support their [KFC] stated objective... Read more »

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COVID TRACKER REVIEWS

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Goldhawk spoke to some famous faces to get their thoughts on the new Covid tracker app Barry Cowen I feel a deep sense of humiliation that it has taken me over 30 years to get this thing on to my phone. Like many of my... Read more »

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THE ROOM WHERE NOTHING HAPPENS: INSIDE THE DÁIL CANTEEN

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EXCLUSIVE EXTRACTS John Busser lifts the lid on what goes on behind the scenes in Leinster House Breakfast Don’t know half of the latest batch of junior ministers, but they all rate their jobs very highly and display their portfolios on the tables for all... Read more »

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CONVENTION CENTRE DAMAGED AS NEW DÁIL SITS

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The Convention Centre building in Dublin has suffered severe damage as a result of Dáil sittings. According to structural engineer Lee Ningtower, there were too few deputies and ministers sitting in the area designated for debate and too many backbenchers in the new Dáil bar... Read more »

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APOLOGY: PASCHAL DONOHOE

Paschal Donohoe

In common with all other newspapers, over the years we may have mistakenly given the impression that Paschal Donohoe was a crushingly dull centrist politician whose ideas were about as exciting as his grey suits. Furthermore, during the austerity years, we might also have conveyed... Read more »

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MARTIN REASSURES THE PEOPLE

Daoine na hÉireann, as your new leader I am asking you to share my dream and to focus on the future, and let go of the past. All that previous stuff about Fine Gael being a shower of murderous, lying b**tards or a collection of... Read more »

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MARTIN REASSURES THE PEOPLE

Micheál Martin

Daoine na hÉireann, as your new leader I am asking you to share my dream and to focus on the future, and let go of the past. All that previous stuff about Fine Gael being a shower of murderous, lying b**tards or a collection of... Read more »

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OLD TESTAMENT TIME

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A Reading from the Book of Houses, Verse 7: Prophet Damo Predicts Pestilence And lo, there was at that time living in a big house in the city a wealthy prophet, Holy Dermo of Desmond, who didst claim to see the future. Great was the... Read more »

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SUMMER READS – PHIL BOOK RECOMMENDS 5O MUST-READ TITLES

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Roy Keane: Moby Dick I like to relax by fishing and I can relate to this story of a lad who sets his sights high and gets his reward. Mind you, if he had that muppet De Gea minding his net he probably would’ve come... Read more »

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DEAR DIARY…

Martin Diary

Micheál Martin’s top secret thoughts WEDNESDAY Wow! I’m still afraid that I might wake up and realise it’s all a dream. Looking at all the posters on my bedroom wall – Dev, Biffo, Bertie – who would ever have thought that, after so much heartbreak... Read more »

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LEO WELCOMES HISTORIC DEAL

Leo Varadkar

“Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get. Over the past two weeks, I have said to our membership, ‘If this plane leaves and you’re not with us, you’ll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but... Read more »

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THE FORTY SHADES OF GREEN

Green Eamon Ryan

I close my eyes and picture all the piles of votes saying ‘yes’. From the fishing port at Dingle and the village of Recess From the banks of the river Shannon and from the folks at Skibbereen From the moorlands and the midlands came those... Read more »

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FEARS GROW OVER SECOND WAVE

As the country exits lockdown, concerns are continuing to grow about a resurgence in Covid-19 fillers and think-pieces. One day last week saw the highest number of Covid-related speculation in the Irish Times since mid-March, whilst there has also been a notable spike in the... Read more »

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COVID-19 UPDATE: RELIEF AS GANGS OF DRUNKS SET TO RETURN TO STREETS

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Ireland was poised to celebrate the easing of Covid-19 restrictions last night as thousands of drinkers looked forward to the re-opening of pubs. “I can’t wait to collapse against someone’s car on the way home again before sliding in a heap into the gutter while... Read more »

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MAN APPLIES FOR EUROGROUP PRESIDENT JOB

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EXCLUSIVE TO ALL PAPERS A leading Irish politician has put his name forward for consideration to become the next president of the Eurogroup. On other pages Pope Francis keen to continue as Catholic Pontiff – p2 Bears eager to defecate in new wooded areas –... Read more »

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GOLDHAWK’S DRIVE-THRU CINEMA

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Goldhawk’s Drive-Thru cinema is delighted to be screening these classic movies over the coming weeks: The Green Mile A very innocent man (Eamon Ryan) is counting down the days to his political death sentence. In a cruel twist, he is informed that his electric chair... Read more »

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT LATEST

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Seating will be in short supply on public transport as restrictions ease – meaning it’s business as usual, according to a report. Delays, overpricing and crumbling infrastructure will further contribute to a sense of normality returning, the study suggests. “New measures to combat Covid-19 on... Read more »

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LUKE KELLY STATUE FAVOURITES

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Favourite film: American Graffiti Favourite song: Paint It Black, Rolling Stones Favourite TV show: Give My Head Peace Favourite band: Massive Attack Favourite tribe: Vandals Favourite animal: Copycat Favourite exercise: Mind-boggling Favourite musician: Tom Petty

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CRITICISM OF COMIC RELIEF ‘NO LAUGHING MATTER’ SAYS RTÉ

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“There are two more hiding over here.” Reluctant Comic Relief participants are rounded up. (Spoiler: this is yet another weak joke) RTÉ has confirmed that there were no in-house audiences for any of the studio-based ‘comic’ sketches during Covid Relief. All the laughter was dubbed.... Read more »

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THE TRIUMVIRATE ADDRESSES THE NATION

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All: Good evening people of Ireland. Leo Varadkar: After many long sleepless nights for our negotiating teams, we have agreed a draft proposal for government. Micheál Martin: We’ve overcome significant obstacles to get to this point. LV: Primarily the Greens. Eamon Ryan: We believe this... Read more »

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RTÉ PROMO – COSMIC RELIEF

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Calling all TV viewers! Please tune in to your national station on June 26th and help to bring hope to some of the most desperate people on the planet. Yes, every single one of you that tunes in to this special evening is telling a... Read more »

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OVER 70S CRITICAL OF ‘OVER ZEALOUS’ HOLOHAN

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The chief medical officer of the Dept of Health, Tony Holohon, has been criticised over his ‘oppressive’ restrictions on people aged over 70, as part of the Government’s anti-Covid-19 virus campaign. Speaking on the basis of anonymity, Sean Owl-Fella, aged 99, of Ram Shakle Cottages,... Read more »

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CANCEL CULTURE CALLED OUT

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The cancel culture that has seen shows such as Little Britain and Fawlty Towers recently censored has become ridiculous, critics say. “It’s the hypocrisy I can’t stand,” tweeted one opponent of the movement. “They want to erase shows that are ‘out of touch’ and ‘offensive... Read more »

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SINÉAD: NOTHING COMPARES 2 ME

Nothing Compares

Exclusive extract from the upcoming memoir April 1961 When Ella Fitzgerald performed, she always told the story of a young multi-talented Glenageary prodigy who would rise to become the world’s greatest singer-songwriter. Her dream was simply to follow her dreams. I’m still amazed that Ella... Read more »

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TEAM SPORTS GUIDELINES ANNOUNCED

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All drugs providers to be electronically logged Two-metre distancing to be strictly observed when abusing referee to his face Showering permitted only during heavy rain Blood to be wiped thoroughly from hurleys and fists immediately after sideline fracas All extra-marital affairs to be conducted at... Read more »

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PROPERTY AD

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On the market for a reasonable €300,000, this charming Dublin city centre apartment is a real bargain. This studio uses its space intelligently, making every one of its 29 square metres count and is a steal for just €325,000. At just €410,000, you’d be hard... Read more »

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PLACES OF WORSHIP TO REOPEN

As lockdown restrictions gradually lift, among the places of worship set to reopen is Dáil Éireann, where politicians of all creeds kneel at the altar of money and power. In recent years, the chamber has become a shrine to the Cult of Leo, with Fine... Read more »

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ARTEMIS FOWL – MOVIE PANIC

Artemis Fowl

The new fantasy adventure film based on the 2001 novel of Artemis Fowl was finally released digitally on Dismal+ yesterday to the delight of thousands of journalists who had been queuing up for some time to get their articles into the paper. “Movie pundits like... Read more »

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VLAD FEARFUL OF MASKED ROBBERS

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By Dee Scrounger Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has vowed action against an ongoing spate of alleged theft committed by “masked robbers” up and down the country. “These masked bandits are the real virus,” the Fine Gael leader declared at a press conference, “signing on for emergency... Read more »

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