Sunday 4 December 2016

Give Emer the prize

Published 03/10/2010 | 05:00

Sir -- I'm not in the habit of promoting alcohol, except perhaps the odd time, and then only for medicinal purposes.

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I would, however, strongly suggest that rather than giving away the bottle of Tyrconnell whiskey to 'just anyone' this week, you should open it and give poor Emer O'Kelly a good old sup, straight from the bottle. The poor woman was on the point of a feminist breakdown last week ('I'm sick to death of women TDs' endless whining' Sunday Independent September 26, 2010) because of the mass exodus of female politicians from the Dail, some citing motherhood as their preferred option.

Poor Emer, she was positively 'frothing at the mouth' because 'the sisters' dared to betray 'the sisterhood' in such a fashion. All of that happened even before the news came through of the death of Ms Radical Feminism Snr. She passed away, as expected, last Sunday, while all 'the sisters' were at mass.

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