Not around the eyes.

This afternoon.

New Ross, County Wexford.

A billboard belonging to Fine Gael by-election candidate Verona Murphy ahead of the Wexford by-election on November 29.

Ms Murphy has caused controversy by suggesting asylum seeker children as young as three need to be “deprogrammed” as they may have been manipulated by ISIS.

Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews


A bream ticket.

Suit yourselves.

Earlier: The Wait Debate

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39 thoughts on “Vocal Yokel

  1. scottser

    give codd the nod – i love it. ron needs to take a leaf out his book:
    ‘cop on, vote ron’, with ron’s big smiley head in the background. perfect..

    1. Slightly Bemused

      I must admit, after the earlier post about a certain old vinyl record, my first thought on seeing his pic was ‘Is that Rolf Harris?’

      Sorry, Mr Codd!

    1. MaryLou's ArmaLite

      I wouldn’t be so sure, public sentiment can be very different to what is thought and portrayed in the predominantly liberal media.

  2. :-Joe

    Ahh yes, but at the time was she capable of sweating and does she have a doctors note as proof to back it all up?… Or wait, was it a fake tweet manufactured by some dark forces that we cannot know?

    I’m loving this new trend of daily casual F-f/g establishment racism media storms.. reminds me of the always reliable, british tory party’s antics for the past hundred years…

    To be fair to her, her comments are mostly ignorant and a very common simple-mided logical conclusions based on being influenced by things like gurgle and facederp echo-chamber propaganda, reading the sun etc. tabloids, delusional conspiracy thinking and fear and hatred being encouraged that all leads to 1 + 1 = 666 etc.

    Still, not fit to be a political representative in today’s society needs a lot of deprogramming and re-education herself IMPO, anyway.

    I’d find it a lot easier to feel sympathy for her if she wasn’t dumb enough to get involved with an even dumber F-f/g establishment.


  3. some old queen

    Thing is, despite her awful choice of words, there is a certain element of truth in what she said. By the law of averages- perhaps not ISIS level but some will hold extreme Islamic beliefs. I don’t know where that transfers into radicalisation but it not beyond the realms of possibility, especially given the disgraceful way some asylum seekers are treated when they actually get here.

    The plain fact is- these people- mainly young men- have not been vetted and that concern has been voiced at every single community meeting where a site was proposed. Now the correct speaks can get their hands on their hips all they want but if FG felt she was an electoral liability she would be gone- but she is not.

    Time will tell how well she gets on.

  4. GiggidyGoo

    FG are on a lose lose on this.
    If she did win the seat, then that’s telling Varadkar and Co. that the electorate agree with her racist comments.
    If she doesn’t then that’s a message to Varadkar and her director of elections Flanagan that the electorate doesn’t agree with their politics.
    Doritos and dip time.

    1. italia'90

      Ahh don’t stop now GiggidyKIu
      Are there no crimes by non white or non Irish for you to report on?

      1. Steph Pinker

        italia’90: are you implying – regardless of colour/ creed/ nationality/ social status – that corruption and FFG politics have not had an impact on everyone who lives in Ireland in modern times?

        Was Italy in 1990 that good that you couldn’t use Éire’90?

          1. V

            Well if ye’re going to be having a 1990 showdown
            It has to be

            Although, Jan – June Italia ’90
            Works for me

            We only ran off with 1990 from that September anyway
            And didn’t get out of our Jackie Charlton t-shirts and into our Barry’s Ts until the donkeys won the Derby

            Besides all ye Italia 90 lads were kilt’ trying to pay back yere Credit Cards n’ Credit Union Books n’ Mammys “n Nannys, ye barely made it to new Christmas clothes.

            And it was the foreign game that had ye all losing the run of yerselves – so it’s inevitable those Plastic Patriots are going to pick on ya anyway ‘Talia

            So we’re sound with Jan – June Italia ’90 ?

            And CORK for everything else 1990

          2. V

            Well if you’re going to be bringing in down to named lads from Cork’90

            You’ll have walk back from Conor and give him up for Teddy McCarthy ’90

            And Brian Corcoran for the minor Cork ’90

          3. italia'90

            hah I know Teddy weII
            We worked for opposing stout brewers in the same territory
            Is he stiII having “car troubIes” ?

          4. V

            Now now Jan – June Italia 90
            If you’re going to be introducing car troubles at least include some of the bucks that lined out over there with ye in Italia ’90

          5. GiggidyGoo

            Yep, lose/lose because their benchmark for racism is set at the same level as your own. The only difference though is that you continuously change your name here.

          6. GiggidyGoo

            Now, why would you consider that (link) as dog whistling Noel Grealish? Do you know what the cargo was ?

  5. Gabby

    I give codall about Codd, mainly cos I’m not in his constituency. If he wins I hope he doesn’t live up to his name.

    1. V

      Now that Jan – June Italia 90 has woken up Cork’90

      I’ve a feeling one of the characters in that buke features a lad from Wexford by the name of Codd

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