You could hear a pin drop with the silence in the Dáil Bar yesterday after Taoiseach Enda Kenny shouted at the bartender for the offensively named cocktail, ‘Irish Car Bomb’. Not only had the Taoiseach ordered a taboo drink in the government buildings but he also did it while standing next to Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams. The drink which consists of ¾ pint of Guinness, a shot of Baileys, and a shot of Jameson, is a popular beverage in America but is frowned upon in both the UK and Ireland.
Gerry Adams has a murky past and it was noted by prominent Irish politicians who were present at the event, that you could visibly see Adams uncomfortable by the Taoiseach’s behaviour. In an effort to come to a peaceful agreement on the situation, Adams shouted at Kenny, “If you try to leave me with the bill for those drinks, I will have to go with the standard press release and say, ‘I did not order that bomb’.”
After knocking back the cocktail, the inebriated Taoiseach appeared unapologetic for his actions and gave a speech about how the Blueshirts would have had the whole Greek thing sorted out by now.
The actions of the Taoiseach have been condemned by all parties including his own, Fine Gael. Kenny is expected to make a statement about the incident in the morning.