Saturday 10 December 2016

Ben the burglar can sleep easy after minister's political stunt

Shane Ross

Published 03/01/2016 | 02:30

NO BOAT-ROCKERS: Frances Fitzgerald has defended the Policing Authority appointments. Photo: Frank McGrath
NO BOAT-ROCKERS: Frances Fitzgerald has defended the Policing Authority appointments. Photo: Frank McGrath

Ben the burglar had a great Christmas. He and Mrs Ben had escaped from the floods, spending Christmas week in their usual suite in the Ritz-Carlton in Tenerife.

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Yes, 2015 had been Ben's best year ever. The burglary industry had boomed. His bank had written, thanking him for his business during the year, increasing his credit card limit to €50,000.

His local Fine Gael TD had personally called to the house and explained some of the benefits of the Budget - he and Mrs Ben would be getting increased social welfare as he was on the dole. His local Labour TD had bettered that by promising annual hikes in the "labour".

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