Funds And Games


Last night.

Washington DC.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gives an address at an American Ireland Funds special dinner celebrating ‘Visionary Women’.

Mr Varadkar will today meet US president Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence….

The Taoiseach said that an existing invite for President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to visit Ireland still stands.

Mr Varadkar’s partner Matt Barrett will accompany him when he meets Mr Pence today.

Mr Pence has been criticised in the past for his conservative views on LGBT rights, and last year there was much focus on his meeting with the Taoiseach.

Taoiseach and Trump to discuss Brexit, immigration and US-Irish relations (RTÉ)


Visionary women, you say?

DUP leader Arlene Foster at the dinner with the Taoiseach.



Pics: Twitter/RTÉ

17 thoughts on “Funds And Games

      1. Dr.Fart MD

        i wonder did they see her talking about demanding to abolish the Irish language because she finds it offensive, and think “hm. what vision that Irish woman has” ?

    1. GiggidyGoo

      Looking for Charity [ cough ] from the find. Maybe the DUP fires are smoldering due to lack of wood pellets and they need some more.

  1. eoin

    American Ireland Funds honouring “visionary women”? What about an honour for Karla Stover. A convicted embezzler, she was appointed a director at the American Ireland Funds and is now accused of embezzling up to $1m from them. Sounds visionary to me!

    ’An American Ireland Fund director accused of embezzling up to $1 million from the philanthropic organisation had a conviction for a similar offence when she was hired, The Times can reveal.
    Karla Stover was on probation for stealing money from a hospital where she had previously worked when she was made head of fundraising in Texas.
    The case has raised fresh concerns about the governance of the organisation under Kieran McLoughlin’

    1. Lilly

      Background checks? Whaddya mean? That nice Jesuit priest gave her the thumbs up, what more do you want.

    2. johnny

      I’m not sure if this link works-but here are all the fillings-case is due be heard this Oct.

      DC-18-07079 | The American Ireland Fund vs. Karla D. Stover, et al

      If that does not work ALL Dallas Court Records are FREE and publicly available.
      -the web site is:

      You type in the case info above-if that does not work I can download and forward the ‘important’ ones,about say her lingerie spending (yeah i know),the the fund has asked about……

      This is a sad day for Ireland,Leo and his extremely large entourage has normalized the theft and embezzlement by a charity via the dereliction of its duty by its board,ceo and officers, they should ALL be ashamed of themselves.Its an absolute disgrace that no one has been held accountable and they party on, while thousands of people lie in doorways and in the cold in Ireland,shame,shame on you Leo.

  2. Optimus Grime

    I think it’s no coincidence that they are sat at table 42, it being the answer to the probably the biggest question before the backstop came along

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