The taste of freedom.

This afternoon.

Dublin Airport.

Ibrahim Halawa with the snack he missed most in captivity – O’Donnells deceptively tangy sea salt ‘n’ cider vinegar crisps from Tipperary (via Meath).

Well and good but he still has serious questNOMNOMNOMNOM


Earlier: Ibrahim Home

55 thoughts on “Gluten Free

    1. phil

      I agree , fair play to him, well he is young, I guess they bounce back quicker, hope his mental state is ok…

    2. Nigel

      Prediction: any future interview that doesn’t involve actual waterboarding will be dismissed as ‘going easy on him.’

    3. dylad

      Yes, It’s great he seems to be superficially ok physically. I guess a kid/young adult can put up with more than an older person,but you can only speculate on the lasting damage? Would be an understatement to say the last 4 years must have been hard going overall.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        Yeah. Physical effects will sort themselves out quick enough. Hope he gets the support for the deeper effects of what he’s been through.

    4. Anomanomanom

      I was actually thinking that myself. Looks well fed and exercised, which is not a bad thing , I just thought it would be the opposite.

  1. missred

    It’s the little things you miss. Hope O’Donnell’s send him a big box of them. Enjoy them Ibrahim!

    1. Brother Barnabas

      Yeah that would definitely be the absolutely worst thing about being locked up for four years without even basic human rights.

      1. missred

        It’s what he wanted on coming back into Ireland and his sheer delight at a packet of of salt & vinegar is all over his face. Not saying it’s the absolute worst thing about imprisonment.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          The sheer delight all over his face might have more to do with finally being home after 4 years of being imprisioned for no reason rather than being handed a packet of crisps.

          Just a thought.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            “so called”?

            Citizenship is a legal construct, chump. You either are or you aren’t. It just so happens that he is – you’re not required to like that or be happy about it.

    2. Happy Molloy

      I hope Keogh’s sends him a big box as they’re far superior and he may not have had the opportunity to know this

      1. Brother Barnabas

        Keogh’s haven’t introduced a single new flavour over the last 4 years, so your point, Harry, is completely redundant.

        BS should have a ‘retract comment’ option. And I’d hope you’d make use of it.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            Nah, I was just being a boo boo for own amusement.

            I’m not a crisp fan*.

            (*You don’t get a physique like this from eating crisps… no, sireee)

  2. ahjayzis

    On advice from the diplomatic corps, he’ll be refraining from coming down on the side of either Lyons or Barry’s.

    Because everyone knows Bewley’s is king.

    1. GiggidyGoo

      You’d think he’d have an appointment with a dietician after that long hunger strike, and not be tucking into junk food straight away. Or mYbe the mammy sent him food parcels over?

  3. Bertie Blenkinsop

    We could use this to sort out once and for all if he’s truly Irish.

    “What’s that ya have there Ibrahim?”

    A package a cripps…

    “Irish for sure!”

  4. martco

    just shows how times have changed…
    used to be Tayto vs King

    I like both the O’Donnells and Keoghs but for me O’Donnells pip it with their Ballymaloe relish flavour! 10/10

    btw both Tayto & O’Donnells are one and the same company – Largo

    they had a food safety scare a wee while back with the gluten free thing

  5. Sheila

    The important issue here is these crisps are made in Meath, using Tipperary spuds grown on O’Donnell’s farm no doubt, but Meath nonetheless.

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