72 thoughts on “De Tuesday Papers

  1. Charlie

    “Boy blinded by Chips and Sausage”. A fight broke out in the local chipper. Apparently a batter burger missed him by a whisker averting further injury.

    1. GiggidyGoo

      Denny not listen to his mammy’s advice about health food options? Oh – he was partially deaf too.

  2. Cú Chulainn

    On other news: I see Bo-Jo’s master plan for a snap election running into some difficulty. Big day in HP tomorrow.

    1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

      BoJo has pressed the accelerator on the train crash that is Brexit. The only outcome I am confident of is an independent Scotland. A re-united Ireland will happen more quickly too, unless a backstop for the North only is put in place.

      1. bisted

        …agree Formerly…except…brexit will be fudged this time and the dreary status quo will be maintained in Scotland and the six counties…maybe a generation before we get this chance again I fear…

      2. kellyma

        …and that could be intentional on his part. Im sure the UK would only love to release themselves from the shackles that are the insane 6 counties of northern ireland. Be careful what you wish for……
        It would be like getting your kidnapped dog back only to find out it has rabies and is going to run you up a massive bill at the vets…

      3. Janet, I ate my avatar

        A thought for Boris from one of his Hero’s

        “We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.

        Winston Churchill

    2. eoin

      If yesterday was political chaos in the UK, then today is chaos-plus-one. And that equation seems to hold true every day. Bojo in front of No 10, being drowned out by chants of “stop the coup” , not announcing an election but setting the ground for seeking election tomorrow. Two elections, three (maybe four depending on the outcome of the Oct election) prime ministers in three years. It’s like Ireland in the early 80s.

  3. GiggidyGoo

    Yep – the usual from FG. Varadkar has been told by his EU ‘mates’ that any financial implications for Ireland because of the exit of Britain from the EU will have to be paid for locally. (Now, compare that to Ireland covering the losses of the bond gamblers of France and Germany).
    Yep, the EU have our backs alright.

      1. some old queen

        A natural disaster called Brexit? It may be a disaster but there is most definitely nothing natural about it.

    1. Batty Brennan

      Since the story is carried on the front page of that most respected of journalistic publications, the IDM, its veracity cannot possibly be called into question.

    1. eoin

      A socialite who, along with his partner, I am fairly certain, has featured in the pages of the Indo/Sindo in former times. He was arrested Sunday and then released without charge, but a file has been sent by the Gardai to the DPP seeking a prosecution decision. Good job for him he’s not Clare Daly.

      1. Lilly

        Former partner or rather ex-wife. If her Wiki entry is anything to go by, she has airbrushed him out of her life.

          1. V

            Got there in the end
            Ta Baz

            I tell ya
            Celebrity Socialite what have ya
            Tanned n’ stuff

            well you wouldn’t see the likes of him and his carry and all their airs and graces in Coppers
            or Bad Bobs back in the day

            So there

          2. Lilly

            The penny finally dropped here too. What a creepy looking guy. So sorry for his one-time partner that she got mired in that. As V said, socialite my donkey. At least Gavin Lambe-whatever his name was had a bit of wit and could string a sentence together. This guy, not so much.

          1. Lilly

            You’d definitely know of her. And you’d have heard of his late padre – and possibly of the fella in question because of his fondness for ammo in the bedroom.

  4. Lilly

    More on the heroin arrests: ‘The Irish national arrested was once known in celebrity circles and had a high-profile partner.’ Man in his 40s apparently.

  5. some old queen

    So Leo and Matt are having lunch with Pence today?

    Here’s hoping they are more camp that a row of tents- and swish in like a couple of ‘howayas’ o/*.

    Mind you he has to meet Mickey D first- a couple of hours of ethereal gaelic poetry should soften his cough.

    1. some old queen

      Also- Disco at the Dáil- Tuesday, 3rd September, 1pm.- organised by Amnesty International-Ireland and supported by-

      Act Up
      BeLong To
      Dublin LGBTQ Pride
      Extinction Rebellion Ireland
      Immigrant Council of Ireland
      Irish Council for Civil Liberties
      Irish Stand
      National LGBT Federation
      National Women’s Council of Ireland
      USI – Union of Students Ireland

      1. GiggidyGoo

        AI in Ireland is a joke. It’s far from doing what is was established for. It’s now O’Gormans personal, public-funded crusade.

        1. some old queen

          Given your comment record- I very much doubt if you’d be a fan of any of the groups listed now would you?

  6. eoin

    Poor wee Thomas Kavanagh, the alleged #2 in the Dubai-based Kinahan drug trafficking organisation. The Gardai are very proud of the part they played in his conviction and jailing yesterday, but all he was convicted off was possession of a €10 pink stun gun he claimed his kid brought back from a holiday. Kavanagh wasn’t convicted for anything major to do with the DTO, drug trafficking, money laundering, murder etc, and it was just bad luck that the stun gun was found in the kitchen and not his kid’s bedroom, where two other stun guns were found.

    So, Garda, if anything, this conviction was a fluke and fupp all to do with ye.

  7. eoin

    “Independent Farmers of Ireland”, IFI is the new group fighting for the survival of beef farmers. Good riddance IFA, ye’ve done fupp all for your members and lined the pockets of your senior management.

    Last Friday outside the High Court a farmer said “If there was one farmer jailed here today, there’d be 50,000 farmers on the picket line tomorrow”

    Interesting days ahead….

    1. GiggidyGoo

      And think of the reaction if there’s going to be any reduction in production due to (cough, cough) ‘Climate Change’.

  8. eoin


    I must say I am looking forward to this film, The Laundromat, trailer above, from Netflix to be released later this month. Starring Meryl Streep, it’s a comedic take on what is a fairly dry story, the Panama Papers and how a law firm help hundreds of rich people [including Irish rich people and their political friends] to hide money.

    As well as a theatrical release later this month, it will be streamed on Netflix in October.

  9. Murtles

    Don’t expect a big payout from the EU says Varadker but less than three months ago Barnier said that Ireland would have the full support of the EU so would that not include financial support? Reading between the lines Varadker is really saying we’re getting a boat load of money but ye peasants will not see a cent of it. Into the coffers for the boys on the gravy train.

    1. Otis Blue

      Driving a car with smoke billowing from its bonnet into a confined shopping Centre car park is a special type of dumb.

  10. eoin

    Where’s the report on the PSC that the Data Protection Commissioner wanted published a fortnight ago. The Irish Times reports

    “The Government will challenge the decision in court and defend the continued use of the card. They will also decline to publish the full report of the commissioner’s office…The [government] memo is understood to be critical of the commissioner’s move in publishing a press release announcing the decision.”

  11. SB

    Re the Mail headline, whatever about the economic impact to businesses here, in the case of a No Deal, protecting the border will be expensive. It’s in the EU’s interest but if we can’t afford it then there’ll just have to be free for all UK access to the EU via Northern Ireland and an unprotected border. Unless the EU is prepared to pay for the secure border. Perhaps UN-type missions of European peacekeepers/tariff imposers on the entire border?

    1. V

      I was there on Sunday
      There isn’t an inch of space in Douglas Village
      East or West
      Maybe over in Douglas Court SC or Mahon SC
      Or in the old Mills

      Another big loss in that Shopping Centre is the Library
      Where will they go?

  12. Lilly

    On the heroin story, penny finally dropped here too. What a creepy looking guy. So sorry for his one-time partner that she got mired in that. As V said, socialite my donkey. At least Gavin Lambe-whatever his name was had a bit of wit and could string a sentence together. This guy, not so much.

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