The Game of Thrones guide to Irish politics

Always pays his debts.
Even if it bankrupts the state.

Regarded by some as the real king in the North,
by others as a bastard.
Cool beard.

The king of even further North

Blonde. Lives overseas. The real queen.

Strong links to the old regime
Short of supporters now
No one really wants him

Pompous. Self-important
Hasn’t realised he’s someone else’s bitch.

Creepy weird religious fanatic

Politically neutered
No longer a player

Who knows whose side this one is on

You’ve forgotten about him, haven’t you?
Far as we know he’s still off fighting climate change

Mister Smug

If only…

By Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham occupies his time working as a journalist, writer, sub-editor, blogger and podcaster, yet still finds himself underemployed.


  1. And of course we have Ireland herself in the image of the pale-skinned, red-haired Sansa Stark who is held hostage and beaten. And in typical Irish fashion she does nothing but moan about it in an annoying fashion.

  2. Tyrion is surely Bono. Diminutives with big heads, lots of gold, lots of rock star appeal, lots of begrudgers hate him but still good for a swaggering soundbite.

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