In a week that sees EU financiers attempting to foist a loan on the Irish government in order to save the Euro - a loan that the Irish don't really need, having already told the IMF to "feck off" - Irish Minister for hurling, Seamus O'Whambam has come up with a unique proposal.
Ireland is considering giving its backing to the upcoming Prince William/Kate Middleton wedding, funding the whole shebang in exchange for exclusive rights to all the profits.
"If we fund the Royal wedding, we'll clean right up," O'Whambam told us. "We'll make a foretune out of shite souvenirs like plates and teapots, and we'll have champ and colcannon stalls all the way down The Mall, and a big Dublin coddle market in that there Trafalgar Square. I reckon there's a bloody fortune to be made out of mug punters and tourists. What with the flags and shite, and a job lot of Princess Di memorabilia we've had stored in a lock up in Black Rock. That wee girl Kate looks like she could do with a nice plate of champ with sausages and onion gravy. That'll put some meat on her bones. It's the biggest money spinner since the Pope fell out of that there plane at Shannon airport."
To be sure.
More as we get it.