Saturday 25 February 2017

FHE serves up some WTF?

It was a week when we fell down on our knees and thanked God again for Fidelma Healy Eames, below right. In a week of grey politicians droning on at the banking inquiry, FHE served up another generous portion of WTF? and woke us from our stupor with her delightful Sarah-Palin-meets-Hyacinth-Bucket act. For everyone who confuses hashtags with hash browns and mistakes WiFi with something that smells a little off, they were reminded again last week that they have a voice amongst our elected representatives. As if that weren't enough, Fidelma speaks French. She lapses into it when you least expect it - a bit like Hyacinth - and if you spot her correct intention you may say something like "ah! je vois!" or take an aspirin and lie down.

But don't mock her online, because, if you do, that might be a bit "ironic", since the context of her gaffe was discussing malicious electronic communications. In terms of irony we'd say this comes a distant second to the fact that FHE is allowed to discuss anything to do with t'internet in our national parliament, but we are sure about one thing: Forget Miriam O'Callaghan, we need FHE as president. She's comedy gold and nobody gaffes better.

Donal Lynch

Sunday Independent

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