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We’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s day. Even Beyoncé.

“Same thing every year, getting up at the crack of dawn, drinking, fighting, throwing up, pissing on walls, and then you leave the house and things get bad.” ― Greg Fitzsimmons [Image credit: Boondock Saints]

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.)

[My thanks to the latest newsletter from The Interpreter at the New York Times for pointing me to the Daily Edge’s Beyoncé survey. Sláinte!]