Tag Archives: John Moynes

Sheep at the National Ploughing Championship last month in  County Offaly

In the country one should always keep
One’s hands off the next person’s sheep
Or your reputation
Will face devastation
As penalties go that’s quite steep

John Moynes

Rollingnews

A Californian teenager made cookies using her grandfather’s ashes

If you’re planning to bake a nice treat
Make a cookie that’s crunchy and sweet
But please do not mash
Crematorium ash
Into something for people to eat

John Moynes

Pic: Shutterstock

This morning’s Irish Times/MRBI poll ranking the major parties’ approval ratings

A new poll has come out which said
The blueshirts are eight points ahead
So will they persevere
On into next year
Or go to the people instead?

John Moynes

Graph: Irish Times

 EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (left) and UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May

It seems that the prospects are bleak
For the big EU meeting this week
As the Brits just aren’t able
To sit round a table
And agree what it is that they seek

John Moynes

Montage via Daily Express

Shane Ross at Stepaside Garda Station protesting against its closure in February, 2013

Stepaside’s new Garda station
Is the source of much local elation
But it seems that the bill
Is so hefty it will
Cause outrage elsewhere in our nation

John Moynes

Rollingnews

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin

They’ll hint, but won’t openly say
An election might be on its way
And while there’s a chance
It’s all part of the dance
They’re just rattling sabres today

John Moynes

Rollingnews

If you’re worried you may be a host
For an evil and troubling ghost
Don’t fret, there’s a team
Who’ll roll out a scheme
To cleanse you down by the south coast

John Moynes

Pic: Warner Bros.

I’ve heard that some Fine Gael bloke
Is raising the price of my smoke
I’m coughing with rage
For on my low wage
They’ll soon leave me totally broke

John Moynes

Pic: Wikipedia

We all know if we want to keep
Ourselves healthy we need lots of sleep
Or your memory will fail
And you’ll start to ail
With diseases that may make you weep

John Moynes

Pic: Shutterstock

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, inspecting an intermediate-range ballistic missile test in 2017 (above), is among a list of favourites for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize

I reckon it would be great fun
If the peace prize goes to Kim Jong-un
Let him dress up and go
For a meal in Oslo
He deserves it for all that he’s done

John Moynes

Pic: SkyNews