So long Bertie, thanks for all the fish…

Over at Comment is Free I’ve noted some intial thoughts on the unexpected announcement of the substantial foreshortening of the Taoiseach’s retirement. If his party didn’t expect it yesterday, it also reveals that they never quite understood the man, even if they loved him truly, madly and deeply.

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  • “substantial foreshortening of the Taoiseach’s retirement”

    Mick, I thought it was his premiership that had been curtailled 😉

  • joeCanuck

    Thanks for all the fish?
    You gotta be codding us. Not the proper plaice.

  • “Holy mackerel”, as they might say down at all Hallows …

  • Billy Pilgrim

    Personally, I’m gutted.

    But I suppose the whiting had been on the wall for a while.

  • Greenflag

    There’s no plaice for these fishy comments .

    I’m shocked that we are now going to revert to Culchie rule. Can’t see Biffo lasting 11 years although he’s a safe pair of hands . Dull as ditchwater these midlanders 🙁

    Update on Northsider

    Question:

    ‘What do call a Northsider in suit?’

    Former answer: ‘The Defendant ‘

    New Answer : ‘The best Taoiseach the country ever had barring perhaps that other northsider Sean Lemass ‘

  • Niall

    Greenflag, you’re probably one of these northside Dubs who thinks arrogance = personality.

    Bertie’s more of a northsider than Sean Lemass, in that he’d rob you blind and blame it on his environment.