Former GAA star stands for DUP

Interesting snippet from yesterday’s Sunday Life. Denver Thompson is standing for election in the Blackwater ward for a seat on Dungannon Borough Council. It emerged yesterday that he also once played Gaelic Football for a local side between 1981 and 1984. How the times are they a-changing!

  • beano @ Everything Ulster

    Speaking of tayto – what’s the deal with Southern Tayto? Are they made under licence or what? I think they’re decidedly average but people I know from Fermanagh say they’re nicer than the Tandragee variety! Are they insane or am I missing something?!

  • queens_unionist

    beano, southern tayto, or to be correct, Tayto in the ROI are actually a separate company.
    Heard that from the horses mouth at the Tayto factory in tandragee

  • beano @ Everything Ulster

    Partitionist mongrels! That settles it, we can’t have a United Ireland because there would be two crisp manufacturing companies both called Tayto. I’m glad this issue has finally been resolved after 85 years. Now we can get on with fixing schools, hospitals and the economy! πŸ˜€

  • Billy Pilgrim

    Ah no Beano.

    Do you not see that all our problems with schools, health, the economy are caused by the sheer madness and inefficiency of having separate Taytos in such a small country?

    What we need is a united Tayto, where the red white and blue (southern) and the red white and yellow (northern) can come together to make a world-beating crisp.

    We must end the union with Walkers and unite around the common name of Tayto.

  • maca

    Our Taytos are better than yours anyway! And our Taytos website is better than your taytos website! πŸ˜‰

    Actually I didn’t even know there was an occupied tayto. “Tayto” is a registered trademark of the Irish company though, afaik, I wonder have they had a court battle or anything over it? How can two companies market a product under the same name?

  • Alan2

    Interesting that they seem to be two totally different companies one set up in 1954 in the ROI and the other in 1956 in NI. By looking at the websites I am not so sure there is a licence involved at all rather two completely different companies with different but simialr products but with the same name.

  • Alan2

    Ah Maca but you don`t have a Tayto Castle do ya? πŸ˜‰

  • maca

    Pffth .. castle, who needs ’em!

  • Davros

    I used to live in Church St Tandragee πŸ™‚ Played in the castle grounds – boy, sometimes that place STANK
    of cooking oil πŸ™‚

  • foreign correspondent

    I’d rather have Hunky-Dory’s or Mc Coy’s any day. If either company want to send me a free box of their crisps after that free advertising I won’t say no πŸ™‚

  • Billy Pilgrim

    Davros.

    Jesus, is there anywhere in the north you haven’t lived at one time or another?

  • foreign correspondent

    Actually, having given this important matter some thought I nominate McCoy’s Spicey Chilli best crisp flavour ever. No variety of Tayto comes even close…