RESULTS from an Irish referendum on the country’s national dish has resulted in a landslide victory for the curry chips side after beating bacon and cabbage in what is being hailed as a dramatic shift to the left by experts.
Following 12 months of some of the toughest campaigning in the State’s history, curry chip supporters flooded Ireland’s streets in a show of force and to celebrate a new era for the Republic.
“I just can’t believe it’s finally happening,” gasped one very emotional curry chips campaigner, waving a tin of curry powder in the air in defiance, “when we started out this campaign two years ago I never thought we’d ever get here. Not now. Everyone thought Ireland wasn’t ready to change, but look at us. Look at everyone here today. This is glorious. I can’t put it into words”.
Joining the celebrations, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hovered around photographers and ecstatic curry campaigners alike, hoofing into a carton of curry chips, one of thousands to be handed out for free by the yes side.
“Obviously, being half Indian, curry is one of my favourite dishes and it only made sense to support the yes side on this one,” he said, now suggesting better camera angles of himself to photographers.
Mr. Varadkar also hinted at possible tax exemptions and maybe even a grant on the cards for restaurants who serve the dish, with curry chips now being pegged for EU protected status.
Curry chips were first introduced to Ireland by Saint Patrick on the Hill of Tara in 435AD, but later banned by the British in 1641, starting an 11 year war. The ban on curry would not be lifted until 300 years later by sitting Taoiseach Eamon De Valera.