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These Taoiseach-themed greeting cards are simply perfect


STOP EVERYTHING, PUT down the sappy Hallmark cards and take a look at these uniquely Irish greetings with a political twist.

NCAD student Siobhan Carroll has put together The Boomtime Rats series and they are the only way you should acknowledge your friends life events going forward.

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They’ll cost you €2.50 each or €6 for all three, but it’s well worth it.

For that loved one’s ‘bertie’, you can get a tea-drinking Bertie Ahern that reads, ‘we all partied’ inside.

Colleague leaving their job? Friend emigrating? Get them a card with Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s face on it.

Echoing the colour scheme of a dole cheque, interactive Enda gives you a choice, live on the breadline or leave your loved ones. Inside reads, ”…but it’s not the Enda the world”

But perhaps a little closer to home, we have the Charlie Haughey Valentine’s card.

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Carroll writes:

This Valentine’s Day, forget the hallmark clichés and give someone you care about a good old Irish backhanded compliment with this beautiful portrait of our dear Taoiseach departed. Printed in full colour on the best quality card stock that taxpayer’s money can buy, Charlie also comes with his very own brown envelope in which to send your illicit message.


Email her at if you want to them.


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