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  • n. Plural form of gombeen.


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  • We have to educate ourselves individually, and our neighbours in the ways of making our society of no use to 'gombeens'.

    Irish Blogs

  • Hopefully this marks the end of safe seats held in family lines for generations. look what that got us: gombeens like Charles J, Coughlan & Biffo, people who never had to fight for anything and were plain useless in a crisis.

    The Guardian World News

  • All the good little gombeens who have "served their time".

  • Paddy the Plaster as a minister? until the whole body politic is reformed root and branch we'd only be trading elected gombeens for unelected even bigger gombeens ....

  • This is a discussion on The gombeens are still with us:

  • The gombeens are still with us: De-zoning KerryA great story in the Times today concerning a debate in Kerry CoCo.

  • There was an air of smugness in the run-up to the match that reminded me of all the fat drunken gombeens stumbling around at the Galway Races yelling "aren't we great!" before the bubble burst and they lost their money.

    The Roar - Your Sports Opinion

  • No fear of the current gombeens doing without their little luxurious entitlements to save the taxpayer a few bob.

  • Time for the gombeens to go and the professional planners to take over.

  • Whilst such prime specimens of undiluted 'patriotism' as yourself continue to blame the US, UK, EU, people of colour, indeed the whole world, for ruining your idyll of Celtic Cultural Purity: The gombeens who run those parties to protect Ireland's Economic Rent Infrastructure know that they are safe.

    Irish Blogs


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