A Limerick A Day



Catherine McGuinness (right) and community garda Kerrie Sullivan yesterday

We’ll see whinging and quite a few tears,
As the No side face all their worst fears,
They’re bound to object,
That’s it’s just not correct,
For the guards to be nice to the queers.

John Moynes

(Pat Sharpe)

19 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Rob_G

    Tricky one – while I think that it’s nice to see a member of the Gardaí encouraging people to register to vote, the fact that is was organised as part of the Yes campaign will give the No campaigners something to point to as evidence that they are being ‘persecuted’ for their beliefs.

    1. ahjayzis

      But it’s not as if the No side have an interest in getting people registered, more young people voting is like their kryptonite.

      1. Rob_G

        True – but the fact that it was organised as part of the Yes campaign gives credence to daft comments like Melina’s below.

        1. ahjayzis

          Can be sorted by offering to do a voter recruitment drive for the No side too. A visit to an old folks home for priests should cover it. I mean they won’t take them up on it, but it’d be fair.

          1. Pird

            Having the police force of a country take part in political campaigns is not a road you want to go down. There are many reasons that they’re not supposed to take sides, and taking sides equally does nothing to improve things.

          2. Rob_G

            +1 Pird

            What if uniformed Gardaí were out campaigning for a No vote, I’d say people wouldn’t be as blasé about it then.

          3. Small Wonder

            They weren’t campaigning for a no vote. They were informing people how to register to vote. What you do with it then is up to you.

  2. Melina Harris

    The Garda should be disciplined. Don’t they have a professional code of conduct as State servants?

    Joan Burton’s political policing Parte 2.0.

    1. Don Pidgeoni

      Well, these are definitely part of their code of conduct but I’m not sure you would agree with them

      Article 1 Respect the human dignity of every person.
      Article 2 Uphold and protect the human rights of all.
      Article 3 Respect and support the diversity and equality of cultures and beliefs in our society.

  3. Spartacus

    Doesn’t Mr Mills agree that we should vote on having the opportunity to elect a younger president?

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