The Taoiseach has had to explain
Why won’t bring his shamrock by plane
A wee bit of snow
Means that plan’s a no-go
So he’ll have to make do with a train.
Scenes Of Moderate Violence, the debut collection of poems from John Moynes (above), is currently being crowdfunded.
You can support John’s work here.
Some TV Producers have said
That a ginger pop singer called Ed
Will appear on their show
Which means, we all know
He’ll once more get stabbed in the head.
Scenes Of Moderate Violence, the debut collection of poems from John Moynes, is currently being crowdfunded. You can support John’s work here.
The launch of The ‘Anti Austerity Alliance – People Before Profit’ party, October 8, 2015
When you’re slipping behind in the game
Don’t change tack, just adopt a new name
And let the whole world
Watch your new flag unfurled
And then carry on just the same
Pic via Richard Boyd Barrett
Pro Choice protesters (left) face off against Pro Life campigners outside Leinster House last night
If you’re waiting to find out the fate
Of the famous amendment called 8
Which can mean life or death
Well don’t hold your breath
Whatever will come will come late
British writer and journalist Melanie Phillips
A tiresome old jingoist Brit
Had a brain fart and sat to write it
Her boring fixation
With this blessed nation
Caused twitter to have a shit fit.
Now Trump has updated his plan
To bring in a new Muslim ban
That ensures huddled masses
Won’t get travel passes
Unless they’re approved by the Klan.
Pic: Al Drago for The New York Times
Our economy seems on the mend
So if you want the dark years to end
Then you and your spouse
As you save for a house
Must go shopping and spend spend spend spend.
If you’re fond of shamrocky tat
You’ll certainly want to know that
You now can be seen
Being fascist and green
By wearing an overpriced hat.
Pic via Trump/Pence
Members and supporters of the Traveller community outside Dáil Eireann last night
There were scenes of great felicity
As TDs sought publicity
Among a cheering crowd
Of travelers rightly proud
We’ve noticed their ethnicity
Passport control at Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport
In figures that came out this week
Immigration is down from its peak
This makes me see red
Was it something we said?
Or is Ireland no longer chic?