52 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Papers

          1. Bitnboxy

            Big Phil Hogan and the rest of the gang missed a trick with the “I answer only to my God” shtick.

            Bit of a potty mouth on that Gran though.

      1. SOQ

        No, it is a smear- it infers that because she has an issue with masks then she is a Covid Denier- expect most people who have issues with masks, just don’t believe they work.

        We should all know the game by now- paint any dissent as being as extreme as possible.

        1. Micko

          I heard she believed in God too.*


          BURN HER!!!!

          *Up until 30 years ago so did the majority of the Irish population. Now it’s a slur… Mental eh?

          1. Micko

            I’d defend her right to believe in whatever she wants to – without ridicule Formerly

            Ye know – like your Granny did. I bet she believed in God.

            Did ya tell her that heaven and God didn’t exist -yeah? Maybe on her death bed – just to prove how smart and enlightened you are?

            Course you didn’t.

            So get off your high horse.

            Nowadays to some, believing in God is shorthand for “SHE”S FUPPIN MENTAL!!!” (which is basically what that article is saying)

            Not cool. Let Grannies believe in God if they want.

          2. Rob_G

            I don’t know about yours, but my Granny didn’t go around abusing shop staff (well, she did, towards the end; the ethnicity of shop assistants having already begun to change by that point).

          3. Slave to the Rhythm

            It’s just another sign of her being unreasonable and believing in a fairy world, one day you might grow up Micko, we all live in hope…

          4. Micko

            Sorry there.. emmm… Mr Slave…

            Are you saying that everyone who believes in a higher power equates to “believing in a fairy world”?

          5. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            there’s a few on here who identify as God :) ( judge and jury )…

          6. Rob_G

            Do you think that believing in a god means that you don’t have to abide by the rules pertaining to this corporeal realm?

            (or what is even the point you are making; it seems a bit tortuous, tbh)

          7. millie bobby brownie

            Micko that has to be one of the most patently nonsensical thing I’ve seen posted here in years. It reads a bit Man Shouts At Cloud.

            Memes would be proud. Maybe.

          8. newsjustin

            Micko, I’ve been on here for years as an openly Catholic person who (largely) champions the rights of believers and the benefits of catholic social teaching.

            But I’ve no time for a selfish, rude person trying to pretend like she lives in a world where society doesn’t exist and she only has to answer to God. We must all live and work together for the common good. She has rightly had her collar felt for abusing an innocent guy doing his job and not wearing a mask in a crowded (privately owned) space.

          9. Micko

            Really Millie?

            I completely disagree (although I do love an all cloud shouting)

            In my opinion this ladies belief in God has been used to smear her as a nutter in the media. You only have to look at reactions to these posts on Facebook etc

            Not cool in my book.

            Rob – hope this answers your question too.

            Whatever about her “criminal actions” we shouldn’t laugh at her beliefs. We wouldn’t do it with any other religions – so why hers?

            The article here literally has it as part of the headline. It’s shorthand for “let’s all laugh at the nutter” and I don’t think it’s right or nice to do so.


            Edit: Justin – I haven’t mentioned the mask thing. My issue is with the shorthand for – belief in God = Nutter.

            Point being – I don’t even believe in God ffs. I just think it’s bullying.

          10. GiggidyGoo

            “I don’t know about yours, but my Granny didn’t go around abusing shop staff (well, she did, towards the end; the ethnicity of shop assistants having already begun to change by that point).”

            She handed down the racism then obviously.

          11. millie bobby brownie


            “Ye know – like your Granny did. I bet she believed in God.

            Did ya tell her that heaven and God didn’t exist -yeah? Maybe on her death bed – just to prove how smart and enlightened you are?

            Course you didn’t.”

            You’ve projected a lot of your own assumptions into that comment. It’s the very definition of a straw man.

            And I don’t think people are using her faith to mock her. I would say it’s her behaviour that has left her wide open to ridicule, regardless of whether or not she deserves it.

          12. Nigel

            At least she isn’t a retired chief justice of the Irish Supreme Court. Unless she is? Don’t they actually answer only to God?

          13. Rob_G

            Good one smoothbrain – one can only imagine that your grandparents worked a lot with lead paint.

        2. Bitnboxy

          Lol. She just kept repeating “I answer only to God”. If this defence is enough to get you nothing more than a suspended sentence, there are likely a few lads up before Dublin District Court later for everything from repeat driving with no insurance to drunk and disorderly who I’d advise use a similar ploy.

          1. scottser

            she has one of those ‘only god can judge me’ tattoos, loved by scrotes everywhere.

    1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

      Irish Covidiots – How many have to die before they decide to take it seriously? 66yo – not the smartest cookie in the jar.

      1. E'Matty

        smarter than you by the looks of it. A brave woman willing to make a stand against the ridiculous authoritarian measures introduced to deal with this virus, the danger of which has been grossly exaggerated since day one. You are clearly still a believer in the hype.

        1. Slave to the Rhythm

          What’s ‘smart’ about her exactly? She is wasting court time, and abusing her senior status to be gratuitously offensive to other people in their place of work. I would make an example of her, the silly bint. It’s one thing to make a dignified protest about something you disagree with, I get that, this isn’t an example of that.

        2. scottser

          she gave a member of staff a faceful of abuse for doing their job. you can dress it up whatever way you want, but she’s bang out of order. i bet even god thinks she’s an @ssh0le.

        3. Daisy Chainsaw

          Has she asked god why he sent Covid to kill so many? After all, viruses don’t have free will.

    2. Bitnboxy

      Belligerent Granny, a right dose, imitates Gemma O’Doherty, alienates her own family and incites a judge to state she is getting a kick out of the attention, before he hands her down a suspended sentence.

  1. goldenbrown

    another win for Putin

    looking at the map the only question worth asking is where is the line?

    1. Bitnboxy

      Putin no doubt thinks nothing can stop him until of course China, his cuddly neighbour, set their sights on the vast unexpolited resources of Siberia. The opening moves are being played out now but we will, at some stage, see how great a thug, the wee Putin is then.

      1. Bitnboxy

        Ha! Gemma won’t like that – ungrateful Gran. Putin and the Granny are “controlled opposition”.

        1. millie bobby brownie

          ‘The Granny’ sounds like some ominous gangster name.

          Oh she’ll get you.

  2. Johnny

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