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# wash your mouth out
Just Senator Susan O'Keeffe, giving a radio interview... wait, WHAT?
One for everyone whose minds are stuck in the gutter. (Which includes us.)

Brian Farrell / Photocall Ireland Susan O'Keeffe pictured with a body of water in Sligo. (Sadly not Lough Gill.) Brian Farrell / Photocall Ireland / Photocall Ireland

LABOUR SENATOR Susan O’Keeffe appeared on Ocean FM’s North West Today show earlier this week to discuss (among other things) WB Yeats.

As part of this, she mentioned a boating trip Yeats took with his wife. Her turn of phrase was… exceptional.

OceanFM / SoundCloud

Naturally, this being an Irish audience, it did not go unnoticed.

North West Today presenter Niall Delaney told that Ocean FM received a number of amused texts following the good Senator’s (clearly unintentional) comments. Reassuringly, listeners’ minds were in the gutter.

There were a couple of texts in, saying it was an ‘outrageous statement’, ‘uncalled for from a Senator’, etcetera etcetera. In fairness to her, she obviously didn’t realise what she said.

He added: “One person said it explained why she wasn’t in the Seanad for the banking inquiry.”

Happy birthday, WB Yeats! Hope you enjoyed the boat trip.

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