Yes Minister…

Give us your captions?

For the past 20 years I’ve produced work for various newspapers and magazines throughout Ireland and the USA. Since 2004 I’ve been the resident political cartoonist for the Irish Herald in San Francisco, my brief is to produce a monthly illustration relating to Irish/American affairs.
Since 1998 I’ve held 18 self-promoting exhibitions at various venues, 16 in Ireland and 2 in New York, USA. These shows have been very successful because they have attracted many commissions and helped me to build a substantial portfolio of work. This would include editorial work and illustrations for children’s books. In April 2009, my first book was published by Appletree Press, Belfast. Warts & All – Ten years of the Good Friday Agreement contains 96 published political cartoons relating to the Northern Ireland peace process. My Warts & All 2 is nearly complete and I have just started a third publication relating to international affairs.

  • Pigeon Toes

    Something else going on behind the Minister’s back?

  • andnowwhat

    Not a sausage to add. A cartoon on Cameron’s go ahead on unlimited bank bonuses might get better jokes though

  • wild turkey

    1. Uncle Slab knows about piping, doesn’t he?

    2. Nothin to do with me. After 800 years of British oppression, whaddya expect?

    3. Laurence, did you say this champers cost £2000?

  • Banjaxed


  • Pigeon Toes

    “I am fully confident in the confidence that I placed in Mr MackKenzie, who has the full confidence of the Board. (Not the old Board , which didn’t have my confidence, and they weren’t confident in Mr MacKenzie) and in the IRT, whose report I am also confident with, and a confidence shared by Mr Priestly whom I was confident in, and he was also confident in Mr MacKenzie.

    I have assured myself of the independence of all such confidence”

  • Cynic2

    “Leaks!!! In my Department? Never”

  • Cynic2

    ” Let’s all look on the positive side of things……….NIW didn’t hold McKenzie’s retirement negotiations in a hayshed in South Armagh ….. so that has to be progress. Cheers”

  • Cynic2

    What a drip

  • Cynic2

    ” 800 years of oppression ……direct rule ……..remember the hunger strike ……. 1916 ……..a United Ireland in my lifetime ………. Our Day Will Come ………drone ……drone ……..drone………..”

  • “For God’s sake, bring me a Black Bush. What a bloody awful country!”

  • “For God’s sake, bring me a United Ireland. What a bloody awful drink!”

  • “When I asked Alec Salmond for a few bottles of Scotch, I didn’t expect him to send me water”

  • Still, when you’ve got a bottle of poteen, who needs water?

  • fitzjameshorse1745

    “Hello Readers….I know what youre thinking. Yes this cartoon would have worked better if the initials CM were on my dressing gown”

  • Cynic2

    “this cartoon would have worked better if the initials CM were on my dressing gown”

    …. Pretentious? Moi?

  • Cynic2


    Do come along old chap. Have a little drinky poos while we talk. Now that McKenzie’s gone I have a whole new bucket of blame for you, so lets discuss terms ……………….”

  • joeCanuck

    Where’s Jesus when you need him. We need him to turn some of this wine into water.

  • Pigeon Toes
  • Pigeon Toes

    “I also have to say, and I said this off the record to some journalists, that the person who brought this matter to all our attention is the person whose castigation you seem to be supporting through your line of question”

  • Macanna

    could no-one come up with a funny caption? Those are pretty crap tbh.

  • Pigeon Toes

    @ Macanna

    Tear away…

  • ForkHandles

    Given the other disaster of a minister C Ruane. I think a caption along the lines of –

    “To err is human, but to totally screw things up requires a Sinn Fein Minister!”

  • Mark

    ” This waterboarding is a messy business “

  • Cynic2

    “It could be worse …….if we’d won the war we might have have been in a United Ireland and then we’d be totally f***ed”

  • Cynic2

    ” I know we cant afford clean to give you clean water but never mind …’s a shiny new Irish ? Ulster Scots road sign for the end of the street”

  • Presumably this was composed in the pantomine season in which case:

    “It’s behind you.”

  • Easi-T

    ‘Laurence HickKenzie who …’