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Wednesday 26 April 2017

‘Wolf Toner’ Aengus O Snodaigh brings out the best of Irish slagging

Sinn Fein Justice Spokesperson Aengus O Snodaigh,TD who launched a set of proposals to deal with serious crime ahead of the debate on the Criminal Justice Amendment Bill which will be debated in the Dail to-day (Fri) talkint to the media at Leinster House yesterday.Pic Tom Burke 2/7/09
Sinn Fein Justice Spokesperson Aengus O Snodaigh,TD who launched a set of proposals to deal with serious crime ahead of the debate on the Criminal Justice Amendment Bill which will be debated in the Dail to-day (Fri) talkint to the media at Leinster House yesterday.Pic Tom Burke 2/7/09
Aengus O'Snodaigh said that the cartridges, from the Dail stationery stores, had been used in his constituency office for constituency material. Photo: Frank McGrath

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SINN Fein TD Aengus O Snodaigh, dubbed the ‘Wolfe Toner’ has become the butt of jokes and one-liners after his admission that he used €50,000 worth of printer cartridges over a two year period.

From ‘Tiocfaidh ar leaflets’ to ‘Sinn Fein – the Cartridge party’ commentators have been having a lot of fun at his expense.



Ink gate has been exercising minds on independent.ie too.



Jgallen commented: “Mr O Snodaigh had no idea that when he took 50k of cartridges he'd be given stationery!”



A poster identified as Rev Counter wrote a new version of an old song in honour of the occasion:



“Come out ye blackened hands, come out and type me like a man,



We're printing day and night in Ballyfermot,



Tell them how the IRA stole my poster stock that day,



So we'll print three million leaflets to be certain.”



Cooljeff remarked: The first picture is deadly, "I don't want to do this anymore Gerry, we are going to get caught", "You must be strong now Aengus, soon we will have enough toner to power our spaceship which will take us high into the sky where we will launch our printed paper airplane fighters to rain down ink bombs on everyone that would look to get in the way of our expenses funded lifestyles. We are tone-running heroes and our day will come!", "Y'wha Gerry?"



I find it inkredible that he did not have an inkling that he was doing wrong.



And Bled Dry said: “An ink cartridge in one hand and a ream of paper in the other....”



Sgtpepper1977 asked: “Did anyone check to see if he took toilet rolls too?”



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