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Another Bertie ad

category dublin | arts and media | news report author Monday November 08, 2010 13:57author by Foxy Slatteryauthor email foxyslattery at gmail dot com Report this post to the editors

Tabloid Taoiseach turning more tricks

In response to former Taoiseach demeaning himself, an artist gets annoyed

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As tribute to Berties continued ability to sell newspapers, an eight x five foot canvas of the great man was hung from a lamp on the wall of West’s jewelers on Dublin’s Grafton Street on the 29th of October. The canvas, depicting a smiling Bertie drinking a cup of tea above the words ‘Riches to Rags’, is believed to be a simultaneous comment on the former Taoiseachs stewardship of the country and his asinine decision to advertise a tabloid newspaper amid the throes of a crisis for which he bears much responsibility.
The canvas hung for the day before being removed by the city council at around 4pm.

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author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Mon Nov 08, 2010 14:43Report this post to the editors

..hanging such a poor likeness

when ye might have hung the rat in person..

author by Berty Clone - Di yis have ti ask me ?publication date Mon Nov 08, 2010 19:32Report this post to the editors

Ahhhh Lads , yis is alawayz tri-in te take me down for jazus sakes de yis all have bad memries
of what i dun ti the country ,

 
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