Fine Gael leadership contenders Leo Varadkar (left) and Simon Coveney at the Brexit All-Ireland Civic Dialogue in the Royal Hospital Kilmainhamin earlier this month
The mood in FG has turned
As two bright young things fight for power
So will this debate
Produce anything great
Or just one long amateur hour?
US President Donald Trump at a press conference in the White House yesterday
The world watched a frightening scene
As Donald stood up to vent spleen
He asserted that, yes
The country’s a mess
But he runs a fine-tuned machine
Kid Rock, a potential Republican candidate for a US Senate seat in Michigan
That tiresome old singer Kid Rock
May yet give his home state a shock
As the whole G.O.P.
Slides to insanity
And elections are a laughing stock
Pic: Jim Cooper
Kim Jong-un (left) and half-brother Kim Jong-nam (right )
The traitor known as Kim Jong Nam
Spent several years on the lam
But got into a scrape
That he couldn’t escape
To his killer we say “Thank you Ma’am”.
The latest edition of Playboy (top ) is running nude photos in its pages again
With laddishness under attack
A magazine banished the crack
Along with the rear
At the start of last year
Now they’re bringing the nudity back.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny celebrates St Patrick’s Day with US President Barack Obama on March 17, 2011
It soon will be St Patrick’s Day
When our ministers all go away
This year it’s not right
To take a first class flight
Or find somewhere comfy to stay.
The experts now
say that physicians
Should be free to issue permissions
For drugs made of weed
If their patients need
To take them for certain conditions.
Pic via EarthMed
A President should remain calm
Not rant like some old theatre ham
If Nordstrom won’t stock
Your daughter’s new frock
Don’t throw your toys out of the pram
Minister for Transport Shane Ross wants drivers to take a second test
That hard working Minister Ross
Has said that this morning he’ll toss
Off a new policy
To improve safety
And remind us all that he’s the boss.
Scenes Of Moderate Violence is the stunning debut collection from award-winning poet John Moynes (top).
Written between 2013 and 2016 it depicts a world recovering from economic turmoil and then collapsing into fear and despair. There is also “a bit about a time travelling cowboy who can recite two poems at once”.
Hairy, windswept and interesting, John is crowdfunding for the printing of the collection and is reaching out to followers of his cherished
Limerick A Day slot on the ‘sheet, which has made him the most frequently read living poet in Ireland.
A small pledge
here will get you the buke and the priceless gift of of long-form Moynes.
Scenes Of Moderate Violence by John Moynes (Unbound)