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Posts Tagged ‘ Michael Flatley ’

News in Brief – Bins, Ming and the Taoiseach’s Things

Ming Campainging for BOI to Keep our Fur!

Ming campaigning for BOI to Keep our Fur!

A 90-year-old woman is being pursued by debt collectors for a €14 bin fine. That’s right, while the world crumbles and Ming Flanagan seems our most viable option for Europe, Dublin City Council want their €14 back! The woman, who has not been named, lives alone in inner-city Dublin and became the subject of the debt collectors interest over an unpaid bill dating back to the privatisation of Dublin’s waste collection services. Four letters were sent threatening aggressive legal action and publication in Stubbs Gazette. Well done lads, what a lovely bunch you are, can NIB point you in the direction of a Mr Shatter who owes us €70k?

A painting by Michael Flatley tops the list of the Taoiseach’s most expensive gifts. The painting title ‘The Irish Potato Famine’ was created by Flatley daubing his feet in paint and dancing on a canvas (and you can tell) and has been valued at €5000. Other gifts include a golden replica of the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower (Enda’s a bingo fan), a bust of JFK, a bottle of booze from the Queen and a boat. So that’s nice isn’t it? Good old Enda. NIB got three pairs of tights last Christmas . . . Continue reading

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News in Brief- Virgin On The Ridiculous

babyI know we’ve all been worrying about it but it’s ok, the European Commission isn’t banning refillable olive oil jugs in restaurants. PHEW. It’s no joke though. That innocent looking bottle atop the table in your local plastic vine covered eatery could actually be the source of some serious food fraud! Agricultural commissioner Dacian Ciolos has tried to tackle the greasy trickery of restaurant owners supplying their customers with low-grade oil in misleading bottles, however had to concede a u-turn on the policy when it received little support. Turns out, we don’t care if it’s extra virgin or engine, if we can dip our chips in it. An award goes to Scottish MEP Alyn Smyth, a monitor of the policy, who tweeted: ’olive oil proposal was, after all, virgin on the ridiculous’. Continue reading

Gift Grub Returns With New Charachters

After selling over 45,000 tickets across Ireland with the first Gift Grub Live stage production, Mario Rosenstock returns with a totally new show for 2012. Don’t miss your chance to catch up with Michael ‘Soft Day’ Flatley, Joan ‘Can I Just Say’ Burton, Vincent ‘Ah That’s Very Good’ Browne and many more live on stage. With a new government in place, there are lots of interesting people to focus on and, of course,  it would be rude not to give it a bit of ‘Boom Boom’ to Enda Kenny as part of the huge cast of characters – all played by one man.

Speaking about the new show Mario commented “It’s months away but I’ve got two hours of new lines to learn off by heart so I’m on the case already. It’s going to be brilliant to get back on stage – I’m really looking forward to it”. Gift Grub can be heard every morning on The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show on Today FM. Of the live shows Ian said “Gift Grub really comes alive when Mario brings the characters on stage with flashing lights, video technology, swings, roundabouts, kitchen sinks and a live audience – the interaction is a very funny part of the show”.

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