Thursday 17 August 2017

Will Catherine be facing the party whippy?

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone at Leinster House
Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone at Leinster House

Members of the Upper House were in tip-top form this week. On Wednesday, Fine Gael's Catherine Noone, right, declared a fatwa on that most Irish of summer institutions, the ice-cream van.

"It's not that I'm anti-ice-cream, but the constant use of chimes in estates is an aggressive form of selling and it wouldn't be accepted in any other industry," she told the chamber.

But o-cone agus o-cone for the senator. One suspects some of her colleagues may not be taking the issue seriously, with Catherine acquiring the nickname of 'Miss Whippy'.

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