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This new Ógra Fiánna Fáil recruitment poster is magnificently cheesy

Where do I sign up?

IF YOU HAD to pick two members of the Oireachtas (and you really don’t), to act out this generation’s seminal, madcap bromance, who would it be?

James Reilly and Leo Varadkar? (Sorry, too soon.)

Alex White and Alan Kelly?

One of them has to be cuddly, loveable and non-threatening, but with a hidden edge, and simmering potential for heroism.

The other one has to have a world-beating physique and raw sexual magnetism, combined with a slightly lower-than-average brain cell count. Like these guys:

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Well, according to Ógra Fianna Fáil (not us!), the two politicians who best match those descriptions are these chaps – Robert Troy and Charlie McConalogue TD.

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Let’s take a moment for that to sink in.

Ógra has just launched its recruitment campaign at UCC, UL and NUI Galway, using 22 Jump Street as a cunning ploy to get inside the heads of Irish students.

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It’s completely ridiculous, thoroughly cheesy, has some painful puns – and it’s great.

Labour Youth, Sinn Féin Republican Youth, Young Fine Gael – the banter bar has officially been set…bros.

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