Sunday 22 January 2017

FHE serves up some WTF?

Published 13/07/2015 | 02:30

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.

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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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