Cóir Anti-Lisbon Spoof Posters

Carlsberg don’t do extreme right-wing Catholic anti-Lisbon campaigns but …

To all Cóir protesters.

We all know these are not are not real Cóir posters.

How do we know this?  Because they’re funny.

They are a joke

[Joke. Noun.

1. A humorous anecdote or remark.

2. Activity characterized by good humor.

3. A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement.],

making fun

[Fun.  Noun.

1. Activities that are enjoyable or amusing; “I do it for the fun of it”; “he is fun to have around”.

2. Verbal wit (often at another’s expense but not to be taken seriously); “he became a figure of fun”.

3. Violent and excited activity; “she asked for money and then the fun began”; (colloquial) “they began to fight like fun”.

4. A disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement; “her playfulness surprised me”; “he was fun to be with”]

of Cóir.

[Cóir. Noun.

1. Right-wing authoritarian Irish time-warp Catholic xenophobes.

2. Youth Defence.

3. Dangerous, humourless, demented gobshites.]

I don’t know who photoshopped these pics, but it wasn’t me.  Hats off to the original poster.


There’s a lot of discussion about this post HERE.  I don’t know if they realise it’s a joke or not, because all the comments are in Dutch.

Any Dutch speakers who might be able to help out?

31 replies on “Cóir Anti-Lisbon Spoof Posters”

Where’s the one where Justin Barrett flashes his knob at Barosso.?

Oh sorry, I forgot, Justin doesn’t use it/have one.

Brilliant posters though. Must print out a few.

“Your kids will grow up Dutch” :lol: I fuckin’ wish.

Ha ha ha, love the “1 in 3 Europeans has a moustache”. I know 2 spanish guys I work with, one of em is clean shaven so that rules him out, and the other just has a goatee, who’s the other?


I used to come here to be offended. More recently, I have agreed with most of the stuff. This is worrying but is also contrary to your assertion that the site is now “20% more offensive”.

I would be seeking compensation for lost time were it not for the fact that you are a heretic and will therefore burn in Hell forever and ever (I love the sermon about Hell in Joyce’s ‘Portrait of an Artist” – it would have been good material for Coir posters)

Funny . In a sick sort of way. What is worrying about them is they are not far off in representing the true opinions of Cóir. Or at least their opinions as they appear to me.

Reverend Poulton, we can’t have that.

I wouldn’t sleep easy in my bed without upsetting at least one priest per day.

Expect a deeply blasphemous post any day now.

2 out of 3 Europeans have a moustache that a lot of hairy women.
which might also account for the men kissing thing.
I thought that giant cows were the main supporters of coir.
time to sit down now.

These are brilliant! Mostly in good taste and incredibly funny!

Pleae email me more if there! I tried to do a few myself – would you like me to email them to you?

Sorry Bock off topic and not very funny.

“More Of This Bastard”?

Can we have a poster with Lenihan?

Lenihan now controls whether or not Seanie and pals will suffer the indignity of having to make an appearance before the beak.

This is not funny at all.

“The pact also gives the Minister ultimate power over all of Anglo’s material actions in respect of commencing, defending, conducting or settling legal actions “to which a director or former director or any connected persons of a director is a party”.

He has the same power over any legal proceedings relating to Anglo’s “legacy issues”, which are:”…..

Is there any law left in this country?

To answer your question: no. There isn’t. And that’s why the dire warnings of outside interference don’t frighten me. As Martyn Turner said in today’s Irish Times, When can they start?

:-) LOL, “You’re kids will grow up dutch”… that’s a very specific one sighted way to look at The Netherlands.

Forgot Bloody Sunday? IRA? No, Ireland is a bloody good fucking enlighted example…
… in showing that NOT every European country has left behind the Dark Ages a looooong time ago!

Following the comment from Somnopolis about Liberal Society (a group I never heard of) I did some digging and discovered their aims:

(a) To promote progressive policies and meritocracy in Irish Society.
(b) To promote constitutional and legislative reform to ensure greater democracy and transparency in our system of government.
(c ) To promote the teaching and learning of civics, law and politics at primary, secondary and third level education.
(d) To promote economic enterprise while ensuring the dignity and rights of employees.
(e) To promote civic pride and social responsibility among our fellow citizens.
(f) To promote the rule of law, respect for individual liberties and the maintenance of a market economy.
(g) To inform, to educate and to stimulate a new generation of young leaders to promote liberal values and progressive policy in our society.

Now. Why would I poke fun at any of these laudable ambitions?

On the other hand, Cóir are a bunch of drooling maniacs intent on reasserting Catholic church control over Irish society and dragging us back to the 1930s.

It would be a crime not to laugh at them.

@If it ain’t dutch, it ain’t mutch

Did you not get it? These are satirical representations of posters put up by a lunatic fringe group (for fun….a joke, geddit). Not our view of the Netherlands, just some humour to lighten up what was becoming a bitter debate here on Lisbon and show up the lies that were being put about by this organisation.

Having said that, I wouldn’t mind at all if Irish kids grew up like many Dutch kids do. Speaking several European languages confidently, technically gifted, an inbuilt work-ethic and world-class soccer players.

btw, if you want to point fingers at anyone for Bloody Sunday, point them in the direction of London, will you? It was the British Army who fired on, and killed 14 innocent and unarmed civilians that day.

Ah but Bock, that was not the point….for all their laudable aims, the Liberal Society produced some downright shoddy posters.

Which really is all we know about them, as it is all they have done.

Youth Defence are one dangerous bunch of crazies who would quite happily fling you in a cell if they had the power. They ally themselves to the extreme fringes of European politics, and aren’t a million miles from the neo-Nazi movement.

The Liberal Society’s mission, according to them, is to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which they seek to uphold the fundamental values of liberty, equality, justice and civility, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

Can you see some comparison between the two?

“The Liberal Society’s mission, according to them, is to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which they seek to uphold the fundamental values of liberty, equality, justice and civility, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity”.

Come on now Bock, you’re a bit long in the tooth to fall for that line. We both know that all of the above would be true until you decide you want to have your own opinion on things, something you have an unhealthy habit of doing, and then you’re no longer in the “Enlightened Club” anymore. I’m sure there was more than one “Liberal” who passed by to pass judgement during the great and terrible “Misogynist” Conflict of 2008.
If I may use an example to illustrate my point
Fianna Fáil adheres to the great democratic principle of government of the people, by the people and for the people. The party’s name incorporates the words ‘The Republican Party’ in its title. Republican here stands both for the unity of the island and a commitment to the historic principles of European republican philosophy, namely liberty, equality and fraternity.”

You seem to enjoy writing articles giving out about the “raving right” such as Coir, Youth Defence etc. How come there’s so few articles giving out about the “loony left” such as Anarchist Youth, AFA Ireland and the Mayday/Reclaim the street protestors? Do you have vested interests? ;-)

I’m an equal-opportunity ranter. If Anarchist Youth had any political influence or the same access to RTÉ, I’d be shouting about them too. A nutcase is a nutcase, whatever clothes they happen to be wearing.

Anarchist Youth and the Indymedia brigade may not have the same amount of access to the airwaves but they do seem to have a large influence over a certain section of youth, mainly middle-class students looking for a way to rebel against the Mammies and Daddies who pay for their education. The bleedin’ cads also blight walls and lamp-posts with their unsightly posters just as much, if not more so than Coir have . Certainly a good cause for a rant IMHO. Although seeing as you’re the site-master it’s entirely up to you of course.:-)

I always worry when I see the word “brigade”. If there’s one thing you can say about members of the Left it’s that it can’t agree on anything. Those on the Right, on the other hand, are indistuibguishable from each other.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.