The Mullet And The Ballot Box


This afternoon.

Leinster House, Dublin 2.

Former President of Sinn Féin Gerry Adams, sporting an 1980s throwback ‘do’,  on the plinth at the Dáil with current president Mary Lou Mcdonald after greeting the party’s new TD, Mark Ward.

Business at the front: bomb in the boot party at the back.

Earlier: Welcome To The Jungle

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

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29 thoughts on “The Mullet And The Ballot Box

  1. Rob_G

    Just when you thought he couldn’t get any more dashing…

    – also, that’s an awesome headline btw, Bodge

        1. Bodger

          Lilly, The headers are a real team effort, but thank you very much and sorry to get all mushy, but you are one of my favourite commenters of the past ten years.

  2. V

    Glad to see Mark Ward win the By-election
    But mainly because it’s not Gogarty there today on the plinth

    And of the four new TDs there today, this seat – Dublin Mid West, is the one I can’t see it’s new occupant winning back in the General

    1. Slightly Bemused

      I am not sure if I can answer this, but as an older man, gone grey, my hair is now longer than I ever had it before. In my case, it is partly because I really don’t care what other people think. Maybe once out of the strictures of ‘you must look thusly’ we get to have fun.

      I am not worried how old people think I am. I grew a beard, and after a while shaved it. Everyone said I looked younger, and I noted a distinct change in attitude towards me where my opinions had no weight. Grew back the beard: suddenly I am an expert, although nothing has changed but the length of my whiskers.

      Might be the same with grey hair. I was once told that as men get older they cut their hair shorter to hide the grey and the bald patch. For me, cutting my hair short was always about practicality: hot climates, limited water, easy to clean. It is now longer as a definite insulation in these colder climes.

      But while the headline is wonderful, that is not a mullet, merely a ‘I have not been to the barber in a while’!

      1. Paulus

        I can identify with this; especially not caring what people think
        Unfortunately the next phase (I’m told) is…..
        invisiblity :(

          1. some old queen

            On the male gayside of the fence- about 30- then at 50 we are back- BIG TIME

            Lesbians end up sticking labels on shoppers while walking down the street which means they will all collectively end up wearing Burkas.

          2. some old queen

            @V- when they are homeless- not something considered in 3 story bungalows with over arching views in South Armagh.

          3. V

            Maybe to you

            Homeless, male female or whatever they want to be, are never invisible to me

            And I don’t know what that remark about a bungalow with a view is for
            But I suspect it was another dig at someone

          4. Slightly Bemused

            @V: People should never be invisible, and I try in my daily life to make sure I acknowledge everyone who I see. I applaud you for your comment, which I know is sincere.

            Please stay the kind soul that you are!

  3. Lilly

    He looks a bit like Seamus Heaney in the first pic. I wonder if he’s contemplating peeling potatoes with Mary Lou.

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