Is that little wimp really my son? Wife’s answer is honest but…

Old Joe McCarthy was dying and as he lay on his sick bed he reflected on how he’d been blessed with a good life.

He had a beautiful, faithful wife and four wonderful sons. “Well,” he thought, “three of them are wonderful fine strapping fellahs but the youngest…he’s right whingeing little runty wimp. I can’t really believe he’s mine.”

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Fisherman Harry has an unusual use for 50 Shades of Grey

Four Dubliners had been having a week away fishing together in Co Galway for 30 years. Then one year, Harry’s wife objected and said he ought to stay at home and pay more attention to her for a change.

They argued but she insisted so Harry had to cancel. The other three were disappointed but decided to go ahead without him.

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The shiny room that transforms crotchety old women into beautiful young stunners

A father and son from a tiny village on one of the small islands off the west coast of Ireland were visiting the ‘big city’ of Dublin for the first time.

They had to visit a bank in a multi-storey tower block and as they walked inside the son noticed two big shiny steel doors. “What are they dada?”

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Wife’s ingenious revenge on her cheating husband

Kathleen came home early from work one afternoon and was devastated to find her husband in bed with another woman.

Upset though she was, she recovered her composure, grabbed her husband’s gun and pointed it at the cheating couple. She ordered the woman to get out and then made the husband walk naked down to their garage.

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Wife’s secret to a happy marriage revealed after 50 years

Peter and Deirdre were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and were able to look back on a wonderful marriage.

They had shared everything and had kept no secrets from each other, or at least, that’s what Peter thought. After one too many glasses of wine, Deirdre admitted she did have one little secret.

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Conor is taking a tramp home to meet his wife – it’s for her own good

Conor was walking down O’Connell Street when he was approached by a homeless man asking for a few coins to buy a meal. The poor fellow was shabby and dishevelled and smelled like a pig sty.

He looked so pathetic that it was hard to refuse him. Conor took out a 10 euro note and said: “If I give you this, how do I know you won’t just spend it on drink?”

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Clever wife is more than a match for her cheating husband

College lecturer Catherine returned home one afternoon to find the following letter from her husband Gavin.

Dear Catherine,

I’m sure you’ll appreciate that I have certain needs that you can no longer satisfy now that you are 54 years old. So please don’t get upset when I tell you that I shall be spending the evening with my 18-year-old secretary at the Holiday Inn. You’ll be relieved to hear that I still think you’re ok as a wife to look after the house etc and that I shall be home before midnight. Don’t wait up.

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