Dictionary of Dail Exchanges Part One

January 4, 2008 at 1:18 am Leave a comment

In a new occasional feature, here are some educational entries from the That’s Ireland Dictionary of Dail Exchanges, covering the parliamentary terms:

  • Arse, Fat Pig’s
  • Bland Bombshell, The
  • Breeches, an Arse in Their
  • Gobshites
  • Heart, Embittered
  • Idiot, Awful
  • Idiot, Terrible
  • Populism, Nauseating
  • Trousers, No Arse in Their

Here are the full dictionary entries: >>>

Arse, Fat Pig’s

‘Fat Cats’ who benefited from the Common Agricultural Policy, according to Lab TD Emmet Stagg: “There was an old saying in my part of the country that there was no need to rub the fat pig’s arse in lard. Effectively the Common Agricultural Policy did that.” Estimates on Agriculture and Food, 10 Jun 1998.

Bland Bombshell, The

PD TD Liz O’Donnell, as described by FG TD Alan Dukes. Debate on Prosecution of Offences and Punishment of Crimes Bill, 6 Mar 1996. See also Heart, Embittered.

Breeches, an Arse in Their

Former Fianna Fail faithful, according to FG TD Alan Dukes: “[The Government] will be flying by the seat of their pants. I was tempted to think that if these were the old, old Fianna Fáil, the ragged pants Republicans, they might have been more in contact with what they were flying in but there is an arse in their breeches now and they seem to be a good deal more out of touch with the reality as a result.” Debate on European Council in Rhodes, 7 Sep 1988. See also Trousers, No Arse in Their.

Gobshites

People who believe the IRA, as described by FG TD Brendan McGahon: “What we were offered was a mirage, a phoney peace, which attracted many gobshites who believed the IRA, the worst killing machine in Europe since Adolf Hitler.” Debate on Decommissioning Bill, 5 Feb 1997.

Heart, Embittered

Property of FG TD Alan Dukes, according to PD TD Liz O’Donnell: “Much of Deputy Dukes’ comments derive from an embittered heart.” Debate on Prosecution of Offences and Punishment of Crimes Bill, 2 Jul 1996. See also Bland Bombshell, The.

Idiot, Awful

FF TD John O’Donoghue, as described by FG Justice Minister Nora Owen: “The Deputy should stop making up fairy tales. He is an awful idiot.” Debate on Prisons Bill, 11 Feb 1997.

Idiot, Terrible

FF TD Dick Roche, as described by FG Education Minister Gemma Hussey: “[The Deputy] is making a terrible idiot of himself.” National Board for Curriculum and Assessment Bill, 11 Nov 1987.

Populism, Nauseating

Engaged in by the PDs, according to FG TD Alan Dukes. Debate on Prosecution of Offences and Punishment of Crimes Bill, 6 Mar 1996. See also Heart, Embittered.

Trousers, No Arse in Their

Former Fianna Fail faithful, according to Lab TD Pat Rabbitte: “It shows how far the Government have gone since the days when Fianna Fáil claimed to represent the people with no arse in their trousers.” Confidence in Government Motion, 31 Oct 1990. See also Breeches, An Arse in Their.

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