Cop21: The Poor Mouth in Paris, starring Enda Kenny

An Beal Bocht, Dave Walsh
Performance of An Beal Bocht by Myles na gCopaleen at by the Irish Theatre Group at the Warehouse Theatre in Brussels. Photos (c) Dave Walsh 2013, davewalshphoto.com

Performance of An Beal Bocht by Myles na gCopaleen at by the Irish Theatre Group at the Warehouse Theatre in Brussels. Photos (c) Dave Walsh 2013, davewalshphoto.com

Ireland’s dear and glorious leader, Taoiseach Enda Kenny stood manfully astride the COP21 podium in Paris. Holding the lectern in a white-knuckled embrace, Enda rolled out Ireland’s comprehensive plan for taking global leadership on climate change, and he would personally corner Hollande, Obama, Merkel, Putin and Xi Jinping and the rest of them into finally saving the planet.

Enda had clearly been consulting the governmental ouija board while on the governmental jet to Paris, such was his close channeling of the spirit of his predecessor, Garrett Fitzgerald, on the powerful Diplomacy of Small States. In his speech…

Oh, to hell with it. I just made all of that up. Let’s start again. Continue Reading at Cold Reality »

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and “known troublemaker” Dave Walsh is the founder of Blather.net, described both as “possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River”, and “the nicest website circulating in Ireland”. Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.