Mulcahy: 'I hypnotised the lobster and left it sitting there for an hour'
Published 16/04/2015 | 02:30
With the marriage referendum on the horizon, I think all our thoughts have wandered back to Ireland's best-known gay bull, Benjy the Charolais.
Since his move to the LGBT-friendly animal sanctuary in the UK, Benjy has become BFFs with three elderly cows, Marjory, Daisy and Clementine.
He has also taken a passing interest in a strapping young bullock called Alex.
As if that wasn't enough excitement, Benjy has undergone a bit of a make-over - his trademark silver nose-ring has been taken out.
This news has delighted the Campaigns Director of Ireland's Animal Rights Action Network, John Carmody.
"I am thrilled the stupid nose-ring is out," John said. "It was awful - Benjy looks so much better without it."
It was a day of mixed emotions for Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney as he announced Dave and Rob Kearney - the star Leinster siblings - as the poster boys for Dairy Week.
"As a Munster man, it grates on me that the Kearneys have replaced Paul O'Connell as the national dairy pin-up," he said. "But I'm sure they'll do very well."
Keith Barry reminisced about his most unusual hypnotism candidates at the press call for his latest stage show, 'Out of Control'.
"I once made a woman orgasm through hypnosis to prove it was legitimate," he said.
Another time, Keith cast an unsuspecting lobster under his spell.
"I did it for a fisherman. I hypnotised the lobster and left it sitting there for an hour and when I snapped my fingers, he was back."
Sadly, neither of these acts has made the cut for the tour - rumour has it that the lobster is making cameo appearances with rival magic act Dynamo - but Keith assures us that his show will still be mesmerising.