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Back in time: This 'Pizza Delivery' leaflet from the PDs is truly bizarre...

You’d be a fool to consider buying a pizza from anybody else. Especially when the ‘alternatives’ have names like ‘Cheese and Sleaze’…

ONCE AGAIN CONTINUING our regular series of posts along the vague theme of Irish political nostalgia, here’s something we stumbled on this week…

Pretty bizarre, isn’t it?

Sent around in the mid-2000s, the leaflet (via some pretty poor Photoshopping) depicts the Progressive Democrats’ Mary Harney, Michael McDowell, Tom Parlon and Liz O’Donnell as chefs in charge of what looks like a mid-sized pizza restaurant.

The material has raised its head before on the internet — but the ‘menu of alternatives’ to the PDs’ brand of low-tax based Pizza Delivery is a new one on us.

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‘Cheese and Sleaze’ and ‘Socialist and Mushroom’ are the pizzas being cooked up by the chefs from Fianna Fáil and the far-left, we’re told (in the same kitchen?).

At least the cooks employed by the Greens and Labour appear to have put a little effort into coming up with appetising names for their pizzas: ‘Vegetarian Bite’ and ‘Roaring Red’ actually sound like something you might consider ordering in an Italian eatery (that said, ‘Socialist and Mushroom’ also sounds pretty interesting). 

There are desserts, too.

Including cheaper condoms…

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[Scans via the excellent Irish Election Literature.]

Read: Back in time: Recognise this “medical doctor” posing with Keith Duffy?

Read: Check out this video of Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke ‘baring his soul’ to the Dáil in 1997

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