Thursday, 18 December 2008

Tough times. For some...

‘Dr.' Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin (I apply inverted commas to the “Dr.” because Cardinals don't have to have a PhD to get that title, it comes with the purple socks when they get promoted) had stern words for the Government in an interview with Pat Kenny on the Late Late Show last Friday. (By the way, isn't his outfit gorgeous?)

He enjoined the Government, now that we’re encountering tough times, to “develop a robust national poverty strategy”. He also urged people to mind their money. "We would all be happier if we were a little bit more austere in our lifestyle. I think there is room for a lot of improvement. Nobody is in favour of waste, throwing food away or spending on things that are absolutely useless. If we learn some of that it will be for the good of all of us."

Indeed. Indeed. Highly commendable. It’d have been even more commendable had he offered to pay tax on Church profits. But let's not be niggardly.

So presumably Diarmuid set about living up to his word by cutting back on his own luxurious lifestyle? Well, no, not really. In fact he’s just spent half a million doing up his palace in Drumcondra (near Bertie – another daily Communicant).

And, doing his own bit for poverty and humility, Diarmuid does a lot of his own cooking. He likes to cook. And what better to support the habit than a €94,000 top-of-the-range Miele kitchen? Can just imagine him, slaving away there, all on his own. Brings Eleanor Rigby to mind, it does, 'mending his socks in the night when there’s nobody there’.

Poor guy.

Anyway, thanks for the heads-up, Diarmuid.


Anonymous said...

Somewhat unfair. The 'palace' is used a diocesan centre, with Dr. Martin occupying only a few rooms.

Anonymous said...

Yes absolutely unfair, when he's rogering the choirboys he needs lots of space

Anonymous said...

That's not his palace - come off it!!!!

SAVANT said...

Allow me a little poetic license, anonymous 16.11

Anonymous said...

I thought you guys had cottoned on to these paraistes? seems not.


Anonymous said...

This parasite is constantly defending the 'rights' of illegal foreign scum that are destroying Ireland like a nasty virus.

Why does nt he sponsor the legions of virus like african invaders by opening his own palace to them.

Anonymous said...

That's right. He's the one who came up with the phrase the'new Irish'. The fucker!

And as anonymous says, you wont see him sharing his palace with them.

Anonymous said...

Come off it!

The house in drumcondra belongs to the diocese that has served the city of dublin for many years.

As for the "New Irish" tag, he didn't invent it......... brainless Liberals did.

He can't really speak out against immigration because he'll only be attacked by the blood thirsty pro-immigration liberal mafia

He has said in past implying he didn't agree with immigration but couldn't cast judgement on it.