Green Councillor proposes Carbon Tax on life

Local Green Councillor Hector McHemp has created a sensation by claiming that the government’s new carbon tax did not go far enough, and that life itself should be taxed.

“Life on Earth is essentially carbon based,” he said, “so really we should be looking to tax anything and everything that exists.”

    “Sure, diesel and petrol are major polluters, but they’re not the only source of carbon – it’s in plants, animals, burnt toast and every single person in the country. We need to be looking at the bigger picture here.”

    The Councillor has put forward a radical plan that would see every living creature owe their local council an escalating amount of carbon tax for every year of their existence.

     “People think existence is a basic human right, like the internet or clean drinking water. But it’s not.”

   McHemp stated that collection could be enforced in the form of a carbon license and monitored by carbon inspectors “a bit like the TV license, but without any shite like Ryan Tubridy.”

    Under the proposal both domestic and wild animals would be required to register and declare their carbon use.

    “The animal kingdom has had a free ride for long enough. They need to do their bit to save the planet.”

  To incentivise sign-ups McHemp’s scheme proposes a carbon rebate for every participant upon their death to recognise their “ultimate carbon off-set.”

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Local Councillor jumps on rugby bandwagon, displays racist side

Local Councillor Willie Ryder has become embroiled in a racism controversy after throwing his weight behind Ireland’s Rugby World Cup campaign.

    Ryder, who is heavily involved in the local GAA club, is not known for his oval ball expertise, but was spotted donning an Irish rugby jersey as he left a council meeting.

    “Let’s get behind Joe Shit and the boys.” he told Down the Town News, “If Johnny Sexman can get a few more touchdowns we could be going all the way.”

     Ryder, who has previously expressed his love for Liverpool FC, Irish boxing, Conor McGregor and the New England Patriots, is also believed to have ordered a rugby ball from O’Neill’s Sports Shop.

      The Councillor stated that if the team won the World Cup he would “personally table a motion for them to be granted the freedom of the town.”

      “It looks like it’s set for us to meet those black bastards in the quarter finals,” he said “and we all know how fast they can run, but I’ve full faith in Joe and the lads.”

When asked to clarify if he was referring to the New Zealand All Blacks, Ryder looked confused before responding “Blacks in general are just smug bastards. We need to keep Ireland for the Irish. I hope we smash them.”

         Ryder is in his third and, now likely, final term as councillor.

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Local GAA Star barred from nightclub after ‘fair shoulder’ on woman

Local GAA Star Micky McMichael was in disgrace last night after being barred from Chancers nightclub following a physical altercation with a young woman.

    McMichael (22) was partying with friends in the local hotspot, displaying the legendary discipline that saw the local team lose in the first round of the championship again this year.

    “It was my round.” said McMichael “The place was jammers and there was only one lad serving. The queue was two or three deep, and I was bursting for a slash.”

    Displaying a level of fortitude previously unseen by most observers, McMichael stuck it out for ten minutes, before spotting an opening to the left of the bar area.

      “The spot was mine, but as I went to nip in, your wan appeared from nowhere and made a dash for it.”

     Showing more aggression than he has all season, McMichael braced himself, and stepped into his opponent with what he termed “a fair shoulder.”

      The contact sent the young woman sprawling, face-first into Chancer’s famously sticky carpet. McMichael showed no contrition, as he stepped forward waving a fifty euro note to secure his drinks order.

       The young woman suffered severe facial bruising, but is expected to make a full recovery.

     Despite being barred from Chancers for life McMichael remained unrepentant.

“It’s not my fault she hadn’t planted her leading foot,” he insisted. “I’m just pissed off I didn’t get to drink the pint I’d paid for.”

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Local Man Devastated by Missing Naan

     Local man Johnny Rotten was left devastated on Thursday as the takeaway he ordered from his local Indian arrived without the expected peshwari naan.

   Rotten, who wasn’t arsed going down the shop to get dinner after a hard day a work, stated that he hadn’t been this upset since the local pizza place accidentally put pineapple on his deep pan.

    “Those pizza people are animals.” said Rotten, “I’ve been ordering the Indian ever since. It’s a grand break from the ol’ cooking.”

    When Rotten contacted the takeaway to alert them to the oversight, he was informed it would take another 20 minutes to deliver the forgotten item.

     “Sure, the naan’s the best part, for mopping up all the sauce” stated a distressed Rotten, “you may as well chuck the whole lot in the bin if it’s missing.”

    Faced with a choice of a naan-less meal or his curry going cold waiting for its arrival, Rotten made the brave and difficult decision to prise himself from his couch and walk two minutes down the road to purchase a naan from the supermarket.

     “It just wasn’t the same with the supermarket stuff,” lamented Rotten, “sure you do it in the toaster. Nothing good every came out of a toaster.”      The Indian has offered Rotten a free naan and 10% off his next order, but he is believed to be considering his future takeaway options.

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