Meanwhile, In Cork



From the campaign trail this morning.

Protestors surround Taoiseach Enda Kenny as he arrives on South Main Street, Cork ahead of the launch of the Cork Events Centre.

Via Sean Defoe



This morning.

Thanks Rose

Support for Kathleen Lynch in north Cork city


51 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In Cork

  1. Steve

    We need to get some pictures of Adams going on a stroll surrounded by people with placards saying “murderer / rapist protectors / criminals”.

    Would probably lead to a knee capping though. #fearfactor

    1. Fergus the magic postman

      That old defence of Kenny &FG is not actually a defence at all, & the more you use it the less effective it becomes.
      – your friendly neighbourhood shinnerbot

      1. Steve

        Dunno , seems to be pretty effective at pis&ing you off. Much rather the Taoiseach of the 32nd dail to NOT be a terrorist who killed people and moved rapists in his organisation to other parts of the country to rape again. And you??

        1. Fergus the magic postman

          I still think Enda & co are a bunch of Richards.
          When trying to defend them you should try using an actual defence, if you have one, instead of pointing out issues with other parties not relevant to the argument in hand.
          I do have a low tolerance for idiots (if you’re not one, you’re consistently failing to show it), but other than that you don’t p!ss me off.

          1. Steve

            Nah I think the issue of Adams murdering people is slightly relevant to an election in this jurisdiction. You would be an idiot to not think so.

            Yeah I could keyboard warrior here and list the achievements Kenny and co have made. And then you will inevitably retort and argue that Kenny an co have no achievements , have made public policy mistakes in the last 5 years etc etc. And we would go on and on. in some instances id agree with ye…so what’s the point??? Going around the circles etc etc etc .

            So I decided a while back to just stop and gently remind BS commenters that yes the gov made public policy mistakes but you could never argue that they murdered people in cold blood and protected serial rapists from justice.

        2. Cup of tea anyone?

          Was it FG who decided that the government would limit the compensation the church was suppose to pay for doing the exact same thing?

      2. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        Fergus, I am a Shinnerbot too.

        I even like the name, ‘Shinnerbot’.
        It sounds durty, doesn’t it?

        -Like you could tell yer Ma, but you wouldn’t be too sure about how yer Granny might take it.

        You could try to slip it in during conversation I suppose.
        I tried that with my own Granny once.
        I wonder about her sometimes but we haven’t spoken for years. She probably doesn’t remember me now, but I’m going to give it another couple of years just to be on the safe side.

    2. topsy

      Steve, I’m sure you’ll be able to have an audience with Mr Adams (Legend) when he’s a minister in the next government.

          1. Steve

            @cup of tea

            No that was FF under the 2002 Congregational indemnity agreement.

            Actually Ruairi Quinn under this government tried to make the church stump up more but failed because Woods had copperfastened church liabilities in 2002.

  2. Bertie Blenkinsop

    Before you judge him, who amongst us can claim never to have stood in the street shouting and holding aloft a big mickey?

  3. Nibbers

    Just out of curiosity, does anyone think that any Taoiseach could ever get through a stint in power without coming out generally despised?

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      There’s a term in cookery.
      I don’t know if it’s applicable here but it regards scum rising to the top and not allowing it to settle unless you want to make it more difficult to shift.

    2. Anomanomanom

      Well the last 2 deserved it. Kenny doesn’t, I don’t like what the government done, cuts, taxes so on, But whoever was in power would have had make the same cuts. The huge problem I have is that the current government want stand as the CURRENT government. Yes labour are fupped but Fine Gael should be sending with them to try get the current government back in. Of course that’s not happening, So it goes to prove Fine Gael like FF would sleep with their own mother to stay/get into power.

  4. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    As a Dubliner I never thought I’d see the day when I’d say this to a Cork man.


  5. Maria Bennett

    Well done Cork. I’m really proud of you and I’m a Dub! You were first in the protest about the installation of the unwanted water meters. Keep up the good work!

  6. Disasta

    Cork, beautiful county. That’s for sure.


    I had never seen anyone drive the wrong way down a road (dual carriage-way or motorway included) but I’ve seen this multiple times in Cork in a short period of time. Driving is atrocious.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      My cousin is a Garda in Cork, so basically I can drive on both sides of the road if I want..
      Ironically I only have one car, but schtill, d’ye know what I’m tryin’ to tell ye?

      Just tell them ye know me and sure ye’ll be grand.
      The name’s Clampers.

  7. Jake38

    Katleen Lynch is not a liar. Its just dat no one born outside of Cork can understand her, even when she’s spekin de trute.

  8. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    In all seriousness, what is the criteria or the entry-standard to becoming a shill for a political party in Ireland these days?
    Where do you apply?
    -Do you apply,or do you just wait?

    Perhaps it’s because of their expertise, but I’ve yet to see one of these feckers doing it to the high standard I’d set for myself.
    I could be the best shill ever, but the job offers never seem to materialise.
    I could swing 7 or 8 of them at once, no sweat, but they aren’t real, are they?

    Do these jobs exist?

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        I forgot what I was going to say.
        Oh yeah…
        I was going to write something better than Frilly could dream of…

        ACT 1/Pt.1 of 1/pt1
        Do you like clowns Dave?
        Does your sist…
        -Scarper lads, it’s a right ol’ 1960’s rumble and no mistake. The Bobbies must have been watching us all along from that window straight across the road, about 10′ away. Have a look at it.
        -Are you saying that they saw me in my nightie? Showin’ off me what-nots?
        -Yes, you silly billy. Why don’t you shut your stupid fat mouth, Grandad? You’re confusing the readers.
        -Okay, sorry.
        -That’s okay.

        [End of ACT 1/Pt.1 of 1/pt 1]


        [ACT 1/Pt.1 of 1/pt 2]

        We are sitting around the swimming-pool in the middle of the kitchen when one of the dogs seems distressed. There is a TV report about how the new Apple Letterbox will connect to your electricity-supply to flash a red light every time some eejit puts something in your letterbox.
        The blondey girl says to the fat girl, ‘Oh, isn’t it all law-di-daw living in Australia, Cheryl?’
        ‘Oh, is that where we live said Cheryl’


        Meanwhile the poor little dog is dying. You never saw anything sadder in your life.
        ‘I know what to do, I know what to do’, says Su Ling, but she’s actually German so nobody even tried to understand her.

        In a desperate, last-ditch attempt to save his own life and against ALL the odds the little puppy kicked as hard as he could with all his might.. No kitchen-based swimming-pool was going to hold him. He was going to become famous.
        He kicked hard with his little legs and flew straight into the blades of the grass-cutter, a 17yr old youth who had no reason to be in the kitchen,

        [[End of ACT 1/Pt.1 of 1/pt 2]

        I can do more.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      I’ll always be a Shinnerbot, resigned to a life of free servitude for the common good.
      Like my grandfather and his Mother before him.

      What is the point in being smarter than your boss if your boss can’t understand what you’re talking about?


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