Author Archives: John Moynes

Thin Lizzy’s manager said he contacted An Post telling them 2019 did not mark the 50th anniversary of the band  – as they launched in 1970 – but “they went ahead anyway” with commemorative stamps (above)

Old rockers will give a loud cheer
Now that stamps of Thin Lizzy appear
And while this is great
Take a look at the date
It seems An Post got the wrong year

John Moynes



Last night.

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

The US is set to impose $7.5bn of tariffs on exports from the EU including Irish whiskey, scotch whisky, French wine and cheese and aircraft in retaliation for subsidies given to the aerospace group Airbus

The folks in the White House all think
That yanks should pay more for their drink
It’s not that they’ll choose
To stop buying our booze
They’re just hoping the EU will blink

John Moynes

A painting (above) attributed to Cimabue (1240 – 1302) and recently discovered hanging in a French kitchen may not be all that it seems

It’s wonderful when your eyeball
Spots a piece of artwork on a wall
And maybe it’s true
A long lost Cimabue!
Just don’t check too closely at all

John Moynes

Pic: AP

The confession of British intelligence officer Kim Philby (above), who was a Soviet double agent, has been made public

There once was a fellow named Kim
The establishment all trusted him
It’s hard to think why
As Kim was a spy
But MI6 were rather dim

John Moynes

Pic: Getty

Defence Visual Information Distribution Service (a communications service for the US military) has apologised after a tweet (above) appeared to threaten people visiting Area 51 (top).

There’s an area called 51
And some folk decided, for fun,
To go take a look
The army were shook
And threatened them with a big gun

John Moynes

Top pic: Getty