Pizza for Mattie McGrath, pizza for Mattie McGrath…

Too good to miss this from Miriam Lord:

The Munster mafia of Labour’s Michael McCarthy and Fine Gael’s Tom Hayes and Patrick O’Donovan, aided and abetted by Fianna Fáil’s Michael Moynihan and Dara Calleary, put in a call to Mr McGrath, making sure to block the number of the caller.

McCarthy, a noted mimic, did the talking.

When Mattie answered, he heard a man with a foreign accent say: “Hello. You like pizza? I phone from Pizza Hut. You like pizza?”

“I can’t hear you. I can’t understand you,” responded Mattie. “What are ya on about?” The pizza man explained: “You no like bank. And we no like the bank, so we want send you pizza. Solidarity!”

The little group in the Dáil bar was listening in on the entire exchange, because McCarthy had the phone on speaker.

“Jesus. Grand job. Grand job,” said Mattie, exclaiming “Lads, lads! Pizza Hut is droppin’ around pizza!”

Michael then inquired if he wanted chips as well.

Oh, yes, that would be lovely.

“Hauld on a minute. Hauld on. There’s two guards in here with us as well. Will ya send us four?” The Leinster House pranksters nearly passed out as they struggled to stop laughing out loud. “We send you four,” promised Michael.

That was settled so, except for one further thing. It might not look good for Occupy Loughlinstown to be seen getting in a big feed of pizza and chips.

“Bring ’em around the back,” shouted Mattie. “Bring ’em round the back.” The boys in the bar collapsed.

The food never arrived. Poor Mattie was starved out of the building. But at least he highlighted the situation in Wexford and made the farmer’s case with Friends First.

  • I’ve never heard of Mattie McGrath but he comes across as a character. I did a little googling and found an earlier mention of the ‘playboy’ of the western world in a Miriam sketch:

    Mr McGrath: “But the most sickening thing, I think Minister, is today and last week, to see our Taoiseach on the front page of Playboy magazine.”

    Rosanna Davison was on the cover of Playboy; the Taoiseach was on the cover of the much less exotic Time magazine.


    “What a great feel good story” in times when there have been thousands of reckless lending, related suicides.

    A shower of dead beat “politicians” p***ing it up on cheap (taxpayer subsidized) ale from the shelter of the Dail Bar.
    Trying to take the mickey out of a man who tries to help a family who were assaulted by common thieves when their home was broken into in the dead of the night.
    McCarthy, Hayes, O’Donovan, Moynihan,Calleary.
    Ha Ha Ha How Pathetic.
    At a time when the country is being patrolled by rogue bankers and their hired thugs, let to do as they will with innocent Irish people by their bought out government.

  • claudius

    Just heard this being discussed on Joe Duffy.Seems to be a bit of a backlash against the pranksters.