There was a ceremonial handover in Newry Sinn Féin office last night that bears a massive significance for the party in the city.
Sinn Féin’s ‘Papa Smurf’ Charlie Casey a lifelong member of the party handed over his moustache to young upstart Liz Kimmins we can reveal.
In what Sinn Féin have called an ‘emotional’ and ‘personal’ ceremony Casey put his famous moustache onto Kimmins upper lip while there wasn’t a dry eye in the building.
A visibly shaken Casey spoke to Newry Spud’s Republican Correspondent Eammon Wright and he said:
“It was time. I had to hand the moustache over to the new blood coming through the ranks. The last ceremony of this nature that I took part in was about 35 years ago when I handed over something a bit heavier than a moustache but we’ll say no more on that.”
Ms Kimmins spoke to us and said:
“I’m really flattered to receive Charlie’s moustache but if I’m honest I fucking hate it. It keeps tickling my nose. I suppose it will just take time for it to grow on me. It’s obviously a very great honour to be the new bastion of the moustache but I wish to fuck he gave it to Megan Fearon they seem to pick that bitch for everything anyway.”