They Are Among Us


This evening.

Government Buildings.

Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on the couple’s first official visit to Ireland.

Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews

Meanwhile, earlier….

This evening.

Dublin Airport.

Britain’s Prince Harry,and Meghan Markle, in a forest green top and skirt by Givenchy and bag by Strathberry, arrive for a two-day visit to Ireland, the couple’s first foreign trip since they were married in May.

More as we get it.

Earlier: *doffs cap*

Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

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56 thoughts on “They Are Among Us

  1. Dr.Fart MD

    where’s vardkar? i presumed this kind of thing is wet dream territory for a brit-wannabe like him.

    1. Rob_G

      ‘brit-wannabe’ – that’s a bit harsh, what are you basing that on?

      Leo is a handy enough Gaeilgeoir – an bhfuil aon Gaeilge agat fhéin, a Dochtúir?

      1. Dr.Fart MD

        I’d be basing it on his clear admiration for the Tories and how he copies their ideology, I’d be basing it on him turning into a giggly school girl when he went over to Buckingham palace and referenced Notting Hill, or 4 weddings or whatever ultra british movie it was. I’d also be basing it on the absolute bang of west-brit off him in general. And no, i have feck all irish, but then again, this isn’t about me is it? So save whataboutery for someone else because for me it has no place in any discussion, it’s childish and irrelevant.

        1. Gaz

          Actually Varadkar was in Downing Street not in Buckingham Palace, and the film he referenced was Love Actually.
          Love Actually, Notting Hill, and 4 Weddings were very popular films in Ireland also, so does that make everyone who likes them West Brits? What about people who watch the Premiership and support an English team, does that make them West Brits also?
          Anyone who watches British TV, BBC, ITV or Sky?

        2. Rob_G

          One Irish man, who can’t speak the country’s native language, calls another Irish man a ‘brit wannabe’ – except that the second man can speak the country’s native language, but who also has to make polite small-talk with British people as part of his job.

          This isn’t ‘whataboutery’; it is me poking a hole in your logic.

          1. Dr.Fart MD

            Gaz: answer to all three questions is yes.

            Rob Gallagher: again. it’s not about me. we’re talking about varadkar. so drawing comparisons between me and him is .. whataboutery. let me explain further, because i know you’re an ignorant fingers-in-your-ears sausage. So if i say “varadkar is this” and then you say “yea, well WHAT ABOUT you?” .. it doesn’t address the thing varadkar is, it just says ‘dont ask about him, WHAT ABOUT you?” .. this is called ‘whataboutery’ .. so without mentioning me, tell me how the feck is varadkar NOT a west-brit? he has all the hallmarks. if he isn’t one, then theres no such thing.

          2. Gaz

            Well then, as an Irish person there is no avoiding any of the above, so according to your logic you’re a West Brit also

          3. Rob_G

            Well, you haven’t really given a convincing argument yet for why he is a west-Brit, other than his engaging in chit-chat with some British people as part of his job (which is more indicitive of him being a grown-up than anything else).

            And given that it is you calling him a brit-wannabe/west-Brit – well, I would think that the only logical thing would be to hold your Irishness chops up for comparison. I am not sure if there is some absolute measure for Irishness, but given that Leo speaks Irish, it probably makes him more Irish than 80-90% of the population, if you look at it that way…

          4. Dr.Fart MD

            Gaz: i was just treating your logic with the disdain it deserves. doing/seeing anything british doesnt make you a west-brit. fawning over british people and sitting on the cliffs beckoning for them to return, like whores waiting for sailors shore leave, is what west-britness is. it’s a slang term, for people, like leo, who love the brits. it’s a jokey thing really. to describe, people like leo. people like leo who giggles with excitement because he’s in downing street. Rob Gallgher: most of that answers your sh***e too. but i’ve seen you on here, you’re tunnel visioned and can’t see other peoples points no matter how clear they paint them out.

          5. Rob_G

            That’s funny; I thought that Varadker, if he was known for anything related to Britain, was for giving the Brits the occasional black eye in the Brexit negotiations.

            So, in conclusion, Leo:
            (i)speaks Irish;
            (ii)sticks it to the Brits at the negotiating table.

            Still, I am glad that you are here to tell us which people are Irish enough, and which aren’t.

          6. Dr.Fart MD

            sticks it to the brits? hahahahaha. He’s a big Tory who loves the Brits and everyone knows it. Everyone apart from you.

  2. SOQ

    Your majesty……..sez Harry.

    Seriously, why the love bombing all of a sudden? Soft diplomacy or Kensington Palace making a point to the Brexiteers?

    1. ReproBertie

      100% the palace sending a message to the Sasamachs. Same with the trip to Cork last month. They’re countering hard Sasamach anti-Irish propaganda.

          1. ReproBertie

            I don’t believe their position was ever made public but if you have a link that shows otherwise feel free to share it.

  3. ABCD

    Note to the ladies of Ireland how natural & beautiful Meghan looks. No fake tan and no heavy makeup Soz Irish ladies but the sun is showing up all the heavy foundation and it is a major turn off.

    1. SOQ

      To quote the national treasure Panti Bliss, it takes a lot of work to get that natural look.

      Doesn’t Harry look like his da all the same.

    2. Ting-Tong

      @ ABCD
      I’d say youre a real beaut yourself
      face like a sows bottom area and a bang of BO off of ya that’d knock a shire horse

      what was his da’s name again I remember he was called a cad

      hewitt, James Hewitt. a cad indeed

    3. Frilly Keane

      Ara’ stop
      You’ll only hurt yourself abc

      If we could all afford Givency n’ stuff like full time travelling hair n’ makeup and wardrobe people Irish lads wouldn’t get a look in ah tall
      Ye’d have no chance

      C’mon like
      T’wasn’t a Ryan Air from Gatwick they arrived in

      Ye’d swear ye were the best in show yerselves there
      In yere boot-cuts and glossy quiffs

    4. Kolmo

      I am in no position to ever comment on someones appearance – but the Borat-Brows currently all the rage are hilarious, they actively hide by distraction the natural beauty of the carrier/transporter/host with the Marx brothers proportions.

    5. Starina

      aw sugar! and I was wearing all this makeup so that boys would approve of me! go suas ort féin, mate.

    6. Rob_G

      Yeah Irish women – geez, I can’t believe that you are all not as good looking as a famous actress from television…

  4. Giggidygoo

    Varadkar doesn’t know what to do with his hands. Almost like Bruton when Mrs Queen visited.

  5. Sheila

    A cavalcade went past our house about 30 mins ago, as they tend to do going to see the prez – I wondered who was visiting.

    1. SOQ

      I worked up in Parkgate Street when granny started flying up and down to the park like a fiddlers elbow. There were security zones 3,2 and 1. Parkgate was 1. I was out getting a coffee one morning and complained to an older guard that only the RUC could do a good cavity. I was never searched again for a whole 3 days. Odd that.

  6. scottser

    No sign of mr salmons?
    He’s probably stranglewanking himself silly over those pics.

      1. Lobster

        It’s pathetic really, the amount of time he gives trolling. Really takes away from the enjoyment of the site too unfortunately. You think he just needs some hobby recommendations?

  7. Being British, Can I Just First Apologise For...

    What do you mean “first” official visit – do you mean they’re coming back? Are they buying in Sandymount? Can they afford it?

  8. Sheik Yahbouti

    They live a life of fantastic ease – but it’s not all roses – they may have to try and hit a hurley ball; choke down some small quantity of Guinness, and watch Mattie McGrath and the Healy Reas perform weird tribal dances. Eeuuch!

    1. Rob_G

      I imagine that he meets the grandchildren of lots of people in the course of his work.

      Sometimes Sabina gets to meet with heads of governments, even though her position doesn’t really have any constitutional basis. I’m sure Harry and Meghan are nice enough people, sometimes it’s just nice to meet with people…

  9. Lilly

    I’m sure they’d prefer to slink into the country, chose where they want to go, have nice lazy lie-ins…

    1. The Old Boy

      The Queen did that for years, to the various stud farms where she owns horses.*

      *An SC told me so in a pub on Parkgate Street, so it must be true.

  10. The One

    Why all these Royal visits under the Fine Gael regime? Don’t they know we are a Republic?

    1. ReproBertie

      To emphasise the strong links between our two countries at a time when some British politicians, who should know better, are endangering decades of hard work through their poorly thought out get rich quick scam.

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