The new Minister for Fun…sorry Culture, Arts and Leisure Nelson McCausland won’t darken the door of a Roman Catholic church but he will hang out at the Gaeltacht in Donegal with Sinn Féin Education Minister Catriona Ruane.
Taking his Fun portfolio seriously Nelson was quipping away saying that just because he lived in a cul-de-sac didn’t mean he was a French speaker, and that while he didn’t know Tyrone were Gaelic Football champions, he also didn’t know who was the top dog in squash and lacrosse.
A shame and disgrace! Surely his officials should have briefed him on these sports. Handy hint…the websites are www.irishlacrossefoundation.org and www.irishsquash.com now go and brief your minister properly!