Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill (left) and the DUP’s Arlene Foster hold power in an assembly that has not sat for 17 months
When it comes to not getting things done
The northerners are number one
Since Sinn Féin agree
With the DUP
That the best course of action is none.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and US president Donald Trump at Windsor Castle last month
Yet again poor old Donald’s irate
At the news of last month’s royal date
So what sorry fool
Forgot Trump’s golden rule?
He comes early, The man’s never late.
Independent Alliance Minister Shane Ross has suggested a child-minding ‘Granny grant’
Shane Ross, who’s an honourable man
Will slip a few quid to your nan
It’s important to note
That most old people vote
Though that’s nothing to do with this plan
3D printed guns can be legally posted online
Do you think it would be lots of fun
To print out your own home made gun?
Well some experts fear
That it doesn’t appear
That it really can safely be done
Singer songwriter David Kitt is leaving Ireland because the cost of living is too high
A talented singer named Kitt
Has asserted that Dublin’s a bit
Too pricey for art
To thrive in its heart
So with sadness he’s going to split.
Pic via David Kitt
President Michael D Higgins wants gambling removed from sport
Our president reckons it’s bad
If your sport is served up with an ad
That makes you place a bet
That you later regret
And an outright ban would make him glad
Monk Daniel Kimura said he deeply regretted swearing in one of the responses
Some Buddhist monks out in Japan
Came up with a badly flawed plan
They decided to get
Themselves on the net
But gave the job to the wrong man
Pic via Guardian
A mosaic image of the region on Mars where the presumed water (in blue) is.
They’ve found water under the ice
On Mars, so will this entice
Us to launch a new race
And journey to space
And live in a red paradise?
Image:: USGS Astrogeology Science Center
Friday’s blood moon will be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century
The sky gazing boffins have said
That on Friday the moon will turn red
So what are the odds
That we’ve angered the gods
And that terror and panic will spread?
US Special Forces in Afghanistan have a dispensation to grow beards
In boot camp a yank’s face is cleared
Of the tiniest trace of a beard
But some troops are calling
This practice appalling
And say goatees are not to be feared