Author Archives: John Moynes

Anthony Staines, professor of public health systems at Dublin City University, says it is “much safer to have 200 of your friends in a field than 20 of your friends back in your house”

The lockdown is causing frustration
And many are feeling temptation
So if you may yield
Remain in a field
And that way cause less consternation

John Moynes

Rollingnews

Kane Tanaka, 117, already in the Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living person is now certified as being Japan’s oldest ever person on record.

From Fukuoka this morning we hear
Of a wonderfully charming old dear
Who has been going strong
For one hell of a long
Time so let’s give her a cheer

John Moynes

Today, the cabinet will decide if Dublin moves from Level 2 to Level 3 on the Government’s five-level structure for managing the pandemic

No Dubliner will want to see
The city moved to level three
As it won’t be much fun
If it has to be done
The whole thing’s a pain in the gee

John Moynes

Rollingnews

US Attorney General William Barr told federal prosecutors to consider charging violent protesters with plotting to overthrow the government

American protestors are
Seditious, says AG Bill Barr
It can no longer be
The land of the free
If the government’s going this far

John Moynes

Pic: Getty

From left Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly arrive at Dublin Castle yesterday to announce the ‘Plan for Covid Resilience and National Recovery’

I don’t think that many would say
That the government had a good day
Their new five phase plan
Was as confused as can
Be, and nothing went their way

John Moynes

Rollingnews

Traces of a rare molecule known as phosphine have been found in the atmosphere of Venus, providing a clue about the possibility of life

It seems that our neighbour in space
May have some form of life on its face
Even though Venus
Has mainly been seen as
A harsh inhospitable place

John Moynes

Pic: NASA