Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

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Miscellaneous Amusing Items I’ve Come Across #1

Ireland for the IrishWas in Grogans for a sup earlier this afternoon and spotted this (it says “Ireland For The Irish) on the wall in the jacks. Now I don’t really mind that there’s some eejit going around Dublin with a marker in his pocket. But I hate to think of a foreign person going for a wee, seeing this and assuming that this is what all the Irish people in the bar are secretly thinking. So in a rare moment of inspiration…

dsc00382I nipped out, purchased a black marker, came back and made this adjustment (right). In doing so I am striking a blow for tolerance between peoples and, also, honouring my friend Trish, who I feel deserves her own country.

March 6th, 2009.

9 Responses to “Miscellaneous Amusing Items I’ve Come Across #1”

  1. Trish Says:

    So now there are two eejits running around Dublin with markers in their pockets… 🙂

  2. admin Says:

    That seems to be the upshot of it all, yes, Trish!

  3. Conor Furlong Says:

    Good for you, Eoin!

    I hate this kind of racist crap. It makes me furious.

  4. Leigh O'Gorman Says:

    …so does that mean the Irish have to leave too..?
    I’m not getting on no boat – not a fan of the sea at all, at all

  5. admin Says:

    Just out with my friends, they think “Ireland for the Trish” is lame, I should have blacked out the “the” (to make it “Ireland for Trish”).

    Well first of all, I was afraid that if I got caught people would think I had written the original message. But also, how come Ukraine gets to be The Ukraine but our dear friend Trish is stuck with plain old Trish? Total double standard.

  6. Lisa Says:

    Well done Eoin! I´d say you just started a trend with your black marker..

  7. Dave Says:

    ha ha eoin… but i reckon you should have changed it to “iceland for the irish”… cos iceland looks like a nice country, fjords etc. and i’d deefinitely say we’d take them in a fight

  8. Tony O'Keefe Says:

    It would have taken a bit more marker work, but what about “funderland for the irish”? because it’s true we all love rollercoasters

  9. admin Says:

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. But it’s like ‘Nam really. Unless you were in that bathroom, holding that marker… you don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about.

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