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This week, there were calls for Enda Kenny to step down as Fine Gael leader, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was desirable, and Valentine’s Day happened. The Grammys were also on this week, and Adele won lots of awards.
Pressure on #EndaKenny to step down as Taoiseach
On Tuesday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny admitted that he had not in fact met with Minister for Children Katherine Zappone prior to her meeting with Maurice McCabe. This called into question Kenny’s exact knowledge around Garda whistleblowers and the alleged smear campaign against McCabe.
Following this, many called for Kenny to step down as leader of Fine Gael including AAA/PBP’s Paul Murphy TD who stated that Kenny was known for having a “casual relationship with the truth.” Kenny has since remained adamant that he will continue in his role as Taoiseach to focus on Ireland’s “upcoming challenges”. Similarly, Fine Gael TDs have not yet commented on when their party leader is expected to step down from his duties, stating only that Kenny would know himself when the right time was.
A couple of days later, Kenny posed for a photo with some people. He happened to be holding the word ‘BYE’ in his hands. It was pretty good and lots of people tweeted about it.
— Steve Humphreys (@stevehpix) February 15, 2017
Incredible situation when Fianna Fáil has more confidence in Enda Kenny than Fine Gael has pic.twitter.com/1XQ4PH8sed
— Tommy McKearney (@Tommymckearney) February 15, 2017
Enda Kenny rebuilt jack shit, highest ever homeless numbers, longest ever hospital waiting lists, vultures eating people alive.#rtept
— martinmcmahon (@williamhboney1) February 16, 2017
Fianna Fáil will vote in confidence of Enda Kenny tomorrow. A slap in the face for every whistleblower & integrity of our democracy. #vinb
— Aaron Vallely (@Vallmeister) February 14, 2017
Met finalists of Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur – organised by the Gov's Local enterprise offices – entrepreneurs are key to our economy. pic.twitter.com/XQpADTXGhu
— Enda Kenny (@EndaKennyTD) February 16, 2017
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) February 16, 2017
Leo Varadkar daydreaming about his first day as Taoiseach pic.twitter.com/e6opP4WcEa
— Alan but in a romper (@alan_maguire) February 16, 2017
#JustinTrudeau is good looking, people look at him
This week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid his first visit to the White House since Trump’s inauguration. Trudeau was in Washington to discuss trade deals and to participate in a discussion about the importance of women in the workplace.
Trudeau is a good looking man. We all know this. He was good looking when Kate Middleton met him. He was good looking when Barrack Obama met him. All of these people gazed intently at Trudeau because he is good looking. And maybe also because he’s a nice guy and these people believe he is ideologically sound or they just happened to be looking at him a particular way in the public sphere and the internet latched onto this look and attributed unjustified feelings of longing to it and now many people seem to think that everyone in the world is in love with Justin Trudeau because memes hold more weight than real life occurrences. Either or.
This week, Ivanka Trump looked at Justin Trudeau in a particular way and Twitter talked about it for a few days. She looked at him in a particular way right before Valentine’s Day so naturally lots of people got excited and RTed lots of hashtag relatable Justin / Ivanka tweets. I was one of these people. I appreciate good content.
Get you someone that looks at you the way Ivanka Trump looks at Justin Trudeau pic.twitter.com/sxTAlpi4av
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) February 13, 2017
The number of times Ivanka has tried to text Justin Trudeau today.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) February 16, 2017
My favourite photo genre is "married women meeting Justin." pic.twitter.com/XBsLL8Ws4w
— Blair Elliott (@blairelliott) February 13, 2017
— Dr Carol Campbell (@CarolCampbell4) February 15, 2017
#Adele procures many a Grammy
On Sunday, the Grammys happened. Beyonce didn’t win album of the year and that’s kind of just what everybody talked about. I don’t know what else went on that night. Presumably very little.
Beyonce didn’t win album of the year because Adele won it instead. Adele also won record of the year, song of the year (I know) and best pop performance. Beyonce won being incredibly pregnant with twins and still looking like an absolute goddess so at least there was that.
Lots of people protested the fact that Beyonce did not win album or song of the year. Partly because she deserved it, but primarily because black artists are repeatedly being snubbed by the Grammys in favour of their white counterparts.
Here are some tweets feat. pictures of Beyonce, and one of Patton Oswalt.
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) February 16, 2017
— NANA JIBRIL IG: girlswithtoys (@girlswithtoys) February 17, 2017
— CultureFUBU Magazine (@CultureFUBU) February 16, 2017
When u realize Unapologetic, LOUD, Talk That Talk, GGGB all have won Grammys but Rated R and ANTI haven't. pic.twitter.com/QXFak5Gbpw
— Maxine Walters Stan (@madxhaus) February 15, 2017
— The A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) February 13, 2017
She looks great! https://t.co/ruC54gEyYH
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 13, 2017
#ValentinesDay happens, many boys done good
Tuesday was Valentine’s Day. It was a day where couples did some stuff together and spent a lot of money for no good reason other than capitalism and maybe because they love each other or something.
This Valentine’s Day a lot of people made fun of people who were posting on social media about how their Boy Done Good, i.e.: he bought them lots of nice things. However, very few people were actually posting on social media about how their Boy Done Good, i.e: he bought them lots of nice things. I’m sure their Boy Did Done Good, but everybody was fairly quiet about it this year, so that was fine.
Happy Alantine's Day everyone! The topic of today's Questions & Alanswers podcast is Love. Send me your questions about love pic.twitter.com/Tkn1D4QSkr
— Alan but in a romper (@alan_maguire) February 14, 2017
Who needs a valentines when I have industrial action? Workers' solidarity is my only true love.
— Ian Cleary (@Ianfinite_Jest) February 14, 2017
Happy #ValentinesDay from your friendly local feminists.
— Ciara (@Ciaraioch) February 14, 2017
— Áine (@himynameisaine) February 14, 2017