Now You’re Probably All Wondering Why I Brought You Here Today



This morning.

Derrynane House, County Kerry.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addresses Fine Gael ministers ahead of a cabinet meeting held for some reason at the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell.


Pic: merrionstreet

20 thoughts on “Now You’re Probably All Wondering Why I Brought You Here Today

  1. Pat Harding

    Because his political advisers want to re-image Vlad as the the Daniel O’Connell of his era…

    Let’s be honest, the advisors aren’t very original in thinking nor very daring either.

  2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    Yerrah, sure, why not? It’s beautiful down there.
    Is South Kerry Ferris or Healy-Rae? I always get confused between those bastions of brilliance.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      I’d say that’s exactly why they’re in the Kingdom…..Healy-Rae and his erratic self-governin’.

  3. dav

    I do hope they got a good discount from the vulture fund that owns the hotels they stayed in last night.

    1. scottser

      i see trump charged the state department 50-odd grand sterling to stay at his own hotel in scotland last week. that brings the total to over a quarter of a million dollars for 7 visits the US taxpayer has forked out for the don to stay in his own gaff.

      1. Ollie Cromwell

        Imagine what he’s charging for all those trips to Mar-a-Lago.
        The Secret Service and White House staff have got to stay somewhere.
        He’s one smart cookie is Donald.
        Poor Nigel will have an aneurysm just thinking about it.

  4. Daisy Chainsaw

    If they’re in the back end of Kerry, they can’t be in Dublin for the “celebration” of Rebuilding Ireland.

    How’s Coveney doing eradicating homelessness?

    1. Otis Blue

      Though a matter primarily for the denizens of Cork South Central, making Coveney history is an appealing thought.

  5. Ollie Cromwell

    Apparently Leo thought he’d be visiting Daniel O’Donell’s house off the telly which is why he wore his snazzy socks – hey,it’s showbiz baby.
    None of the Cabinet had the heart to tell him so they just tagged along.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          when you depart from the (albeit now well hackneyed) cut-and-paste schtick, you really do expose just how banal and unimaginative you are

          and, while we’ve been through this a couple of times before, one last time for the thick:

          no, I am not gay. but equally i don’t see “you’re gay” as an insult or a slur. i don’t even think that’s schoolyard stuff anymore. you’re an embarrassing eejit.

  6. Frilly Keane

    what’s the rostrum for
    shur he’s only preaching to his own crowd
    at their own private gig


  7. King Puck

    This has to be the brainchild of Patrick Geoghan, the Trinity Don and erstwhile biographer of Daniel O’Connell who now moonlights as Varadkar’s speechwriter. Listening in to Talking History, he seems to have a fondness for the dramatic and this would be right up his alley.

    Meanwhile, I’m pretty sure Leo doesn’t know (a) where Kerry is and (b) what a Daniel O’Connell is apart from the fact that he had something to do with repeal and may have worn one of those iconic black jumpers.

    God, we’re just one month without the drone-shot visionary PR strategies of John Concannon and StratComm and this is the best Leo’s PR B team can come up with to grab a headline in a heatwave.
    Roll on September.

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