Meanwhile, In Killiney


This afternoon

The Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Killiney, County Dublin

Former ministers and TDs gather after the funeral mass for Monica Barnes, who served as a Labour Party senator and Fine Gael TD during her political career.

From top: Olivia Mitchell, Nora Owen, unidentified mourner; Mary Banotti; Barry Desmond; Avril Doyle and Alan Dukes; from left Eamon Gilmore, Sabina Higgins, President Higgins.


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20 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In Killiney

  1. Ina.

    Barnes died with a lot of secrets, especially in regards garda corruption that was brought to her attention in the late 1970s. She was a very corrupt woman.

    1. Joe Small

      That’s a very harsh uncorroborated comment to make on the day of her funeral.

    2. Nasty person

      What a nasty comment to make on the day of her funeral.Where is your evidence? People like you disgust me . You have no humanity for others.

      PS: You sound illiterate. I hope someone posts this observation online, on the day of your funeral!

      1. Ina.

        So, what, on the day of her funeral we should ignore the fact that serious garda corruption was brought to her attention, and that she ignored it? This is why Ireland is so corrupt. There’s never the right time to bring up corruption. Hide it under the bed. But you’re right, so I’ll say instead ‘sure wasn’t she the grand person, and sure what’s a bit of garda corruption, and didn’t she make everyone feel at home.’

        1. Termagant

          No, you should leave it until tomorrow. Where’s your grandstand been the last few years when the woman was alive? If you really gave a plop you wouldn’t have to take the opportunity of her death to air your grievances. And if you don’t give a plop you’ve nothing to do here but catch some attention for yourself.

          The problem with Ireland isn’t so much the rampant corruption as it is the people who throw their hands to heaven and say “goodness me, what an awful lot of corruption, isn’t it all just an awful terrible situation” and then go back to twitching curtains at their neighbours and writing complaints to the RTE.

          1. Termagant

            What’s the benefit in calling them out when they’re dead? Who are you going to question? Who are you going to punish? If you wanted to call her out you had ample opportunity before her fupping funeral.

  2. GiggidyGoo

    Judging by the age group and snouts in those photos, and relating the age groups that voted for them, we are surely on the verge of change from the ‘ I voted for FFGLAB all my life’ crew that has blighted this state for almost a century.

      1. Lilly

        Are you suggesting they were off having 99s together, Frilly?

        Have long lens, will travel. (But not with Ryanair.)

  3. gorugeen

    Our Lady of good counsel is not and never was in Killiney. If Killiney was as big as all those claiming to live there it would warrant it’s own council.

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