For The Man Who Has Everything



Jamie Leonard writes:

The Irish Farmers Journal is publishing a special 32-page Men’s Sheds publication in partnership with the irish Men’s Shed Association and Permanent TSB inside today’s edition.

This magazine provides a county by county guide to the 400+ sheds around the country serving over 12,000 members

­This special publication shows how community spirit is at the heart of the Men’s Sheds movement with a strong focus on improving mental and physical health.

In fairness/Fight!

Irish Farmers Journal

48 thoughts on “For The Man Who Has Everything

      1. Warden of the Snort

        oh look smiley face, look everyone I made a joke, I’m not a closet misogyny driven woman hater


      2. ahjayzis

        “Dat der modrin feminism der boy tis awful shtuff altogidder hi. xoxox”

        That’s modern littlemanism for ya.

        Calm down Clampers, you’re always so hysterical.

          1. Warden of the Snort

            I used to decide but it was taking too much time

            had to answer TONNES of emails from lads with shrunken ball bags

          2. ahjayzis

            Andrew listen to the tape and the apology.

            It’s one of those fuppups you can see yourself doing. She was looking for a bar-room metaphor and hit on a men’s shed, which she didn’t mean to do.

      1. Paddy at the Howth Summit

        She apologized when she was pulled up on it and had to. Just like George Hook. She should be fired.

        1. Nigel

          A woman apologises light years faster for a statement nowhere near as harmful as blaming a rape victim, and that’s as bad as a man apologising belatedly after a national outcry for blaming a rape victim. Those are about the proportions you’d expect all right.

      1. Paddy at the Howth Summit

        The road from to the Irish Times is very clear. Ask David Cochrane.

    1. ahjayzis

      She immediately apologised. She was reaching for a metaphor for “blokey culture” and totally bungled it as Men Sheds are the opposite of that.

      But then you knew that ;)

      1. Paddy at the Howth Summit

        She heard the word “Men” and reacted. Wow, that’s some journalism. She apologised when she was pulled up on the point. Why doesn’t she join the ICA as atonement for the vagsplaining?

  1. Milo

    For all the charity naysayers on here, this is an excellent example of the work charities do and the services they provide. Its only when these organisations disappear do people feel the gap they filled.

    1. Otis Blue

      Are they charities as commonly understood or organisations that have charitable status with the revenue commissioners?

      I’d imagine that many may not be formally structured at all and don’t really require much in the way of resources.

      1. Milo

        Both exist. However, in the rush to condemn charities, both are being thrown in together. Rather than imagining what charities are, Id really appreciate it if you informed yourself and then you would realise the amount of necessary services provided by good people working on a shoestring. Mens sheds work very hard and are clean as a whistle. As are most.

        1. Otis Blue

          You’d appreciate it “if I informed myself?”

          Wind your fkn neck in. I’m more than familiar with the sector and the good and bad of it. For sure some voluntary organizations do stellar work. Others however are hiding in plain view, sucking on the teat while delivering sfa.

      2. scottser

        they’re community organisations. they may have paid members but the board must be voluntary led whereas charity board members can earn a nice chunk.

        1. Milo

          Scottser, Im not aware of charities that pay their board members a nice chunk. Do you have examples please?

          1. dav

            the examples are in there with “how migrants get a free house and car as soon as they’ve rescued from a raft in the med”.. don’t ya know

  2. Liam Deliverance

    An excellent charity serving a very important role, support your local Men’s Shed if you can.

      1. Bertie Blenkinsop

        Was thinking it was the hour or the kids being under everyone’s feet alright.

        Sandy Vadges – was he a DJ on Atlantic 252?

        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          Ha! He should have been. That’s a blast from the past. It was the one station we could get in the house which was wedged up against a huge rock, back in the day.

  3. Spaghetti Hoop

    I love the Men’s Shed movement – it has enriched lives and revived a sense of community. Justine McCarthy obviously hasn’t a clue about it – she had heard the term, didn’t research and just assumed it would fit her rant. Let’s hope she visited her nearest one or threw them a few bob and knows better.

    1. DaithiG

      Agreed, it’s a fantastic movement. It is so valuable to elderly men in rural areas.

      I would like to see a similar movement for elderly women though.

    2. Paddy at the Howth Summit

      Sexist fascists and selective views of diversity that are the hallmark of the likes of McCarthy – andwho have unfettered access to MSM channels to spew out their perverse view of diversity and equality need to be called out and challenged at every turn. Murdoch pays her wages. The same newspaper that employed Myers and now Quinn. She’s full of it.

  4. painkiller

    …oh no, we are celebrating something that was set up for the benefit of men who have been displaced from the workforce during the recession. The outrage!

    “if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”

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