A Polish woman who had been wrongly reported as living the high life on Irish social welfare is now said to be setting up her own business.

A source revealed to us at Donegal Dollop that the ‘welfare tourist’ set up her business with the fortune she earned from social welfare claims. “She earned more money than the President,” pulled our source from his ass.

Meanwhile, politicians across the county expressed their outrage at news of the ‘entrepreneur tourist’. “I am outraged!” screeched a local non-militant. “I will pay for her to go back to Poland and set up her own business over there,” spat one enraged MEP.

But not all were out to condemn, “I will wait until I find out what the general public feel about it before I give my opinion on the matter,” said one councillor from the comfort of his fence.

We at Donegal Dollop have, as of yet, not got around to interviewing the woman in question, but the grapevine tells us her new business is to be a chain of clothes cleaning services known as ‘Magda’s Laundries’.


  1. I’d love to know what kind of a sick, heartless creature thinks that the Magdelene laundries are a fit subject about which to make cheap cracks on the internet. The sadists who ran these places ruined the lives of thousands of women, stole and sold their children, took over their lives, worked them like slaves, beat and mistreated them, starved them and took every ounce of their self respect. Do you find this funny? If so, there is a hospital in Dundrum which would be a suitable retirement home for you.

        • The only one you have seen? Have you seen the joke on facebook about clerical abuse? About an choir boy turned into a priest found by an pedophile priest dose that not disgust you?

          • I can’t say I have seen it to be honest. There are some subjects which are not suitable for making jokes about. Child abuse is one of them. I’d have to see the reference to the choir boy before I could tell you whether it was offensive to me or not. It sounds as though it would be, though.

      • Very easy for you to say, Whachmacallhim when it’s not something which has touched you. My poor little great aunt Esther spent her entire life in one of those places, she went in at 14 because she’d been orphaned and she died there at 83 having spent her entire life working all hours as a seamstress for no payment. She didn’t even possess her own underwear. She had a horrible burn scar down her left arm and chest where some bitch of a nun threw boiling water over her, of course there was no hospital treatment. Is that funny? Is that a mountain being made out of a molehill? If that’s your idea of humour then I’m sorry for you. RIP to all those who slaved in those vile places and peace be to the survivors.

  2. Who here said that the magdeleine laundries were funny? The article briefly alludes to it in the last line, hardly something worthy of getting on your high horse about. No where does it poke any fun at any of its victims, nowhere. If you get so angry at something as trivial as a light hearted reference to the magdeleine laundries then I feel sorry for you. Sometimes it seems to me that people enjoy being offended, and look for it in every nook and cranny. And just to re-emphasise, nowhere does it poke fun at what people had to endure. Is the word itself that sacred that it can’t even be uttered? Is it the irish equivalent of the “N-Word”?

    • It’s a tongue in cheek name which trivialises the whole Magdalene laundry issue. It’s inappropriate and it shouldn’t be used, not when there are still people who have suffered in these places. You seem to be rather a cold hearted individual with little concern for the feelings of others. God help you.

  3. It trivialises it only in your perception (and judging by a few facebook comments, a few others), but its exactly as you say it is, a tongue in cheek reference. If I thought somebody was being needlessly cruel, intentionally or otherwise offensive, I’d be the first to say, but this is trivial. If the line starts here, where does it end?

    There are very few things in the world that won’t offend a small minority of people. Even your condescending “God help you” comment could potentially offend many people that didn’t share your faith. Should all references to God, no matter how trivial, be struck from the internet? lest it unintentionally offends someone that have suffered and survived persecution at the hands of christians? Who has the moral authority to decide what is and isn’t appropriate, other than yourself of course?