We’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s day. Even Beyoncé.
So of course, when inquiring Irish journalist Amy O’Connor of the Daily Edge realized, “…that I didn’t know what any of our politicians thought of Beyoncé,” her only option was to ask all 158 TDs ** —and publish their full responses, along with pictures. The results? As one Reddit commenter puts it, “It’s like finding out your grandpa used to be a huge madonna fan.” See the full story, complete with not-to-be missed pictures of each TD who responded, as well as Amy’s snarky comments. (“You think you know someone.”)
**NOTE: Thank you Wikipedia! A TD (plural TDanna in Irish; full Irish form Teachta Dála /ˌtjɒxtə ˈdɔːlə/, Irish: [ˈtʲaxt̪ˠə ˈd̪ˠɑːlˠə], plural Teachtaí Dála) is a member of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (the Irish Parliament).
And in the Irish spirit of Beyoncé, here is a belt-yer-socks-off version of Queen Bey’s “Listen“—sung by Kerrie Ann Lomas, a young mother from Merseyside, to her three-year-old climbing all over her. (What? Don’t be silly. Of course they’re Irish. At least for March 17th.)