While the whole of Ireland was disappointed to miss out on hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup, a heated exchange in the Seanad today has gone some way to providing some comic relief to the situation.
Senator Terry Leyden of Fianna Fáil and his Fine Gael counterpart Neale Richmond exchanged verbal blows with the former claiming that the World Cup bid team "couldn't organise a piss-up in a brewery" and that "when we were in power we could negotiate for world events."
Richmond then hit back with "bailouts you mean" (zing!) and the whole thing descended into a bit of a farce. The argument was uploaded to Twitter by Newsworthy.ie and is sure to have you sniggering at least once.
Uproar in the Seanad as @SenatorTerry says Ireland "made a bags of it" with regard to the #RWC2023 bid, and goes to say call them
"they wouldn't negotiate a piss up in a brewery"
"It's a disgrace" pic.twitter.com/UA0i6YrUdY
— Newsworthy_ie (@newsworthy_ie) November 16, 2017
Still, at least they managed to avoid the more colourful language used in this classic from the Dáil a few years back.
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