In the spirit of fellowship and togetherness, the Taoiseach yesterday met the heads of the Church of Ireland from north and south. And, in the spirit of Christian generosity, the Archbishops brought Mr Cowen some lunch, in the shape of a gigantic baked potato. Then, in the spirit of perma-starvation, our Brian scoffed it before commencing dialogue with the men of the (table) cloth.
The clergy seemed pleased with the subsequent discussions, although they were a little disappointed that the Taoiseach didn’t heed their health advice and eat the potato skin as well. “Verily, it’s the best bit, my son,” quoth Dr Alan Harper, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.