Words: Eva O’Beirne
War on pints?
Taiwanese troops and armoured vehicles were deployed on Thursday for a mock urban street battle in the latest drill preparing forces against China. In a video shared on Twitter, you can observe soldiers running with assault rifles through a fake street, hurling smoke bombs and dodging snipers.
But what doesn’t seem fake at all is the all-too-familiar black and white branding of O’Donoghues in the background.
The design of the building in the video is uncanny in comparison to the Merrion Row institution, with the same spelling and street number above the door.
Although not the real O’Donoghues, its given us an insight on what to do if pints go up in price again.
Naturally, Irish politicians poked some fun over the idea that our pubs are the best place to start to bring the country to its knees.
O’Donoghues themselves also chimed in, asking the Irish defence forces if they should be concerned.
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