This morning.

The Department of Children, Dublin

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching the National Childcare Scheme with toddlers, Donnacha Barr (top left) and Sam Laffertty Klvlehan and a sock puppet.

It’s not a caption competition until you insist.

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30 thoughts on “Stop That

    1. Termagant

      “And furthermore, Zozzle the space dragon thinks that maybe, when it comes to criticising the effectiveness of this government when it comes to funny voices, perhaps you should address your own history, regarding the pronunciation of even basic words, in a normal tone of voice”

  1. Junkface

    National Childcare scheme should mean that the State will cover 90% of the cost of child care, like they do in most other EU countries. Irish parents are slaves to child care bills and its totally unacceptable when you put it together with the housing and rental levels crisis.

  2. Frank Lee O’Bese

    “Cutbacks take effect at Strategic Communications Unit. Taoiseach issued with new mouthpiece.”

    #captioncompetition #justspoiledthenextphoenixmagcover.

  3. Giggidygoo

    Two ministers who will never know anything about bringing up their own family, or the reality of the pressure, pose for photo shoot to try convince the electorate that they even care.

    1. dhaughton99

      I could see Leo adopting if there was a photo op in it for him but I cant see much motherly love coming from the other one.

    2. Mickey Twopints

      I see. So, following your logic, no-one who hasn’t brought up children themselves can have any say into how the national childcare systems children of the country should operate? Or is it OK to just exclude them gays and lezzies?

  4. john f

    And to teach the children about taxation, the Taoiseach is taking the sock puppet with him when he leaves.

  5. Nigel

    In the second photo the child is transforming into a being of pure light, Zappone and the puppet are thinking about gettin’ it on and the taoiseach is tripping balls.

  6. Nick

    Pic 2
    Varadkar saying: ‘billy the blue banker says ‘stick your hands up and give me that sweet candy.’ You might as well used to getting shafted by the banks now kid.’

  7. eoin

    Top pic
    “What do I think about your so-called childcare policies? Hang on there a second and you’ll find the answer in my diaper. 4…3…2”

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