RTÉ newsreader Sharon ni Bheolain has criticised the gender pay gap at the station that allows male colleagues like Bryan Dobson (left) earn more for the same work
The women who work on TV
Are saying that they’d like to see
If themselves and the males
Are on different pay scales
For the same shows inside RTÉ
Justin Bieber performing in New York last year
In China the culture bureau
Said Bieber can’t put on a show
As officials are sure
That his work’s too impure
To be heard in a town like Guangzhou.
BBC’s biggest earners, from left: Chris Evans, Gary Linekar and Graham Norton
So Auntie decided to say
What celebrities take home in pay
And it seems that boys
Have more money for toys
But they hope the girls get more someday.
If you’ve found the heat too much to take
You’ll be glad that the clouds soon will break
There’ll be so much thunder
That people will wonder
If heaven can have an earthquake.
Steve Whitmire (above right) has voiced Kermit the Frog for 27 years
An American actor called Steve
Has recently found cause to grieve
He failed to address
An ethical mess
So The Muppets have asked him to leave.
At last there’s a glimmer of hope
For those fond of a small bit of dope
But will legal supply
Be one in the eye
For the drug gangs? You’re kidding, right? Nope.
The scene after a truck full of eels overturned over cars on an Oregon highway yesterday
After many hours spent on four wheels
Your passengers may dream of meals
But this doesn’t mean
That what should be seen
Is three and a half tonnes of eels.
Pic: Depoe Bay Fire and Rescue
Trump’s thought of a new piece of spin
About his employer, Putin
It seems all the hacks
Were Russian attacks
On Donald, to help Clinton win.
Pic composite: Slate
Mince on toast, declared a ‘quintessential British food classic’
We all know our neighbours can boast
Some tasty treats to put on toast
They’ll pour beans and say please
To mountains of cheese
But mince is the thing they like most.
Loyalists in Belfast defy ruling by adding to their Eleventh Night bonfire preparations
If you’re in the six counties tonight
You might catch a heartwarming sight
When our friends in Belfast
Show their love of the past
By setting the whole place alight.