Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Overheard in Dublin - James and Rhona
James Reilly, Minister for Health: "Rhona, please support our abortion legislation, sorry Protection of Life Bill".
Rhona Mahony, Master of National Maternity Hospital: "I'm not sure, Jim. It's a bit dodgy. We don't really need it and all that suicide stuff is nonsense medically. I don't really want to be killing babies."
James: "We need your support because them auld fellas are all pro-life and we want a fresh, young and female face to make us look good".
Rhona: "You're such a charmer, Reilly. How grateful would you be?"
James: "Well what do you want? I'd offer a seat in the Seanad but we're abolishing it and that windbag Crown is already there. What about a new MRI scanner?"
Rhona: "What about a new hospital?"
Rhona: "Here's the plans. €150 million or thereabouts. That's my price. Call me when you're ready."
James: "Well, you'll have to give us full support on abortion and something else as well".
Rhona: "We're moving to St Vincent's. That way we can take out the Sisters of Charity as well; they won't know what's hit them."
James: "Anything else?"
Rhona: "Where can I get my roots done round here?"