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9 absurd moments from when Enda Kenny baked scones on Ireland AM

Yes, he pronounces “scone” the proper way.

unnamed (3) Source: Brian McEvoy

THIS MORNING, TAOISEACH Enda Kenny appeared on TV3′s Ireland AM.

It was his first appearance on the show since 2011 and saw him sit down for a 25-minute interview with Mark Cagney. Following the interview, Cagney uttered the following words…

By the way, the Taoiseach is going to stay with us for the duration of the show. He’s going to show Catherine how to make a scone.


And so, up he hopped to join Alan Hughes and Catherine Leyden in the kitchen for an early morning scone demonstration.

1. First things first, he seems to pronounce “scone” the proper way

scone Source: Flickr

None of that “scon” nonsense.

2. He didn’t so much make the scones, as he stood awkwardly and watched Catherine make the scones

Enda wasn’t so much a participant as he was an observer…


3. But he was full of chat!


The Taoiseach was in fine form and engaged in all sorts of chit chat with Hughes.

For example, he revealed that he has porridge with honey and “a few raisins” every morning for breakfast and assured everyone that, whilst he’s no Neven Maguire, he can boil an egg.

Of course I can boil an egg.

4. He missed Big Brother last night :(

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Enda was also asked if he managed to tune into Big Brother last night. He explained that he missed it as he was in Aras an Uachtaráin keeping President Michael D. Higgins “abreast” of political developments.

Alright, so.

5. He actually said the phrase “Bottoms up!”

We repeat, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the phrase, “Bottoms up” on national television.

Yes, his real time to shine came when the scones were ready.

As Catherine laid them out, he said, “Bottoms up”.


That’s the spirit!

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6. But the real star of the show was a mysterious woman from Kildare named Marjorie

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AKA Enda’s personal jambroker.

When asked if he liked raspberry jam, Enda announced that not only does he like jam, but a woman named Marjorie from Kildare sends him a few jars of jam every year.

Marjorie, if you’re watching, thanks for that.

Good woman, Marjorie.

7. Once the scone was ready, Enda had to deliberate whether to have it hot or cold

(He went for a scone that had been out for 10 minutes.)

8. And then he dug right in

scones Source: TV3

Good work, Taoiseach.

There’s a chef in you yet.

9. Bonus: here is a photo of Enda posing with a deeply unimpressed dog in TV3

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Because sure.

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