Holiday time

Those of you who have been following my musings over the years will know the affection, esteem and, dare I say it, love we Irish have for our politicians.  Our love for our Glorious Leaders rivals that even of the North Koreans.

They have a very hard time deciding how to spend the taxes we willingly give them and of course we rely on them to provide the guidance as to how we should live our lives.  We would be utterly lost without them.

Unlike most countries, we want to show our appreciation for all their hard work and diligence so each year we send them all on an all expenses paid holiday to the destination of their choice.  Not only that but we send their families too, though for the sake of accounting we count the extras as "civil servants", "advisors" and the like.

This is where we are sending them this year –

US – Taoiseach

France – Tánaiste

Canada – Michael Noonan

China – Brendan Howlin

Italy – Richard Bruton

New York – Joan Burton

San Francisco – Jimmy Deenihan

London and Birmingham – Pat Rabbitte

United Arab Emirates – Phil Hogan

Mexico – Alan Shatter

New Zealand and Eastern Australia – Simon Coveney

Japan and Korea – Frances Fitzgerald

Boston and Cleveland – James Reilly

Atlanta and Savannah – Minister Leo Varadkar

Washington DC – Attorney General Máire Whelan SC

Lebanon – Paul Kehoe

Scotland – Jan O’Sullivan

Pittsburgh and Philadelphia – Dinny McGinley

Spain – John Perry

Netherlands – Michael Ring

Vietnam – Kathleen Lynch

Germany – Fergus O’Dowd

Chicago and Kansas City – Sean Sherlock

Romania – Ciaran Cannon

Western Australia – Alan Kelly

Russia – Alex White

Norway – Tom Hayes

Belgium and Luxembourg – Paschal Donohoe

Now you may think this is rather an extravagant gesture, costing us millions when we are hard pressed to pay the electricity bills?

It's because they're worth it.

Or at least because they think they're worth it.

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Holiday time — 19 Comments

  1. Jimmy Denihan to San Francisco -prefarance??(nudge,nudge,wink,win.say no more guv,saay no more)

    Ciaran Cannon to Romania-I hope the Roma kidnap the fucker because we won't pay any ransom

  2. I'm gratified to see that none of them are being paid to come here to Greece. Reilly in particular. He'd get short shrift here – this is smoker country! 🙂

  3. Does anyone know of a really good reliable ]and inexpensive] assassin/hitman in either Boston or Cleveland?  Preferably a smoker?

  4. Lebanon?! Who the fuck celebrates Paddy's Day in Lebanon?!!!!! I've got this picture in my head now of Hezbollah warlords cruising round Beirut's main streets in open top jeeps wearing oversized green hats and trading in their AK-47s for inflatable tricoloured hammers.

    Mind you, it's an awful pity they didn't send Shatter there. He would've blended in there nicely 😀

  5. For all those Irish politicians traveling to somewhere in the US…

    …how many of 'em do you want back? (I can also offer you a special rate for the one going to Mexico)

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