Sunday 24 September 2017

He doesn't know much about art...

Twink, and Teddy Bear the dog.
Twink, and Teddy Bear the dog.
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

New details have emerged today in the case of the disappearance of Twink's dog. In Garda files seen by the Sunday Independent, it is claimed that the dog, Teddy Bear, was secreted away under cover of darkness to be put on the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, with a view to replacing Deirdre Clune in the Seanad.

"The Taoiseach had heard that Teddy Bear was a very good, obedient little doggy who could be taught tricks, like fetching, and doing other little jobs," said a source close to the case. "And he figured that was the kind of dog he wants to surround himself with."

It is understood that although Teddy Bear has extensive experience in the arts, from panto to TV, it was felt his cultural credentials needed beefing up for the Seanad position. For example, Teddy Bear had minimal experience in running a convenience store, or in the local GAA. And so, he was stuck on the board of IMMA for a while.

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