Ireland – An Appeal

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Every year in Ireland, billions of Euros are wasted because of our hidden shame. We all know about it, but few if any ever speak out…

It’s time to end the shame

COMING SOON on THE EMERGENCY On 4FM in association with 11890 Directory Enquiries

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

An exciting new serial – dare you enter the darkest corner of The Programme For Government? Find out what happens to mild mannered Eamon Gilmore who finds himself trapped in the mind of a retired schoolteacher with 4 years service

Thought For Today – from JOE TAYLOR

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Being Irish is about driving a german car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, then on your way home grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab to sit on a Swedish sofa and watch USA shows on a Japanese TV. And most of all being suspicious of anything Foreign. Oh and only in Ireland can you get a pizza to your home faster than an ambulance. Only in Ireland do banks leave both doors open and chain pens to the counter. Also Supermarkets make sick people walk to the back of the shop for prescriptions whilst healthy people get their fags at the front of shop. We might be bollixed but by fuck we’re funny

November 28th 2010, the Taylorbunker. Dublin

Free MP3 Download: “A TDs’ Christmas Song” from The Emergency’s CD “Use Democracy Sensibly”

Monday, December 21st, 2009

As a thank you and a Merry Xmas to our friends, supporters, hangers-on and especially to our enemies, without whom none of this would be possible, we’ve decided to make available free to download “A TDs’ Christmas Song”, the festive track from our current CD release “Use Democracy Sensibly”.

Please download, listen and enjoy in your bonus-free hovel while our masters whoop it up over the Holiday period.


Words & Music © 2009 Carmody & Jones
Vocals: Karen Ardiff
Guitars: Morgan C Jones
Bells: Dermot Carmody
Backing track recorded by Dylan Jones
Vocals recorded @ Mutiny Studios

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If you’d like to own the entire CD, you can now order Use Democracy Sensible from us here!


Bertie Goes Middle East – Mediaeval Society Now Has Matching Economy Shock!

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

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Have-a-Go crim “Bertie”

Residents in the north Dublin suburb of Drumcondra have been warned to exercise extra vigilence of their belongings following recent sightings of cheeky local ‘have-a-go’ con man Bertie Ahern – this time in far off Dubai.

An internet video of the loveable crim has surfaced showing him using his trademark mangled english to extoll the sturdiness of Dubai’s economy – barely a week later, that economy was revealed to be in ruins – believed to have disappeared into Bertie’s magical carpetbag.

Organisers of the event to promote Dubai on the world stage, local residents Sheikh Nik El Eeson and Leh Man al Bruthers broke down when they told The Emergency’s Breaking News Desk of their losses. “We all expected a few items to go missing from his hotel suite” Sheikh El Eeson said; “Soaps, showercaps, television sets, bedspreads – all of these we are used to, but this…this…what is the Irish word for him? Yes by the Profit! He is a shitehawk – this shitehawk has buggered us all with his financial jinx. He is an evil dji’in”

Leh Man al Bruthers was inconsolable; “Who will pay for the 1000s of cubic tonnes of snow that the Profit expects to adorn the rockery in my wadi? Who will drive me to public beheadings and loppings? Not ‘Lucky One-Stumped’ Abdul my chauffeur. Poor Lucky had only just escaped another lopping for a minor traffic offence and now I must lay him off to starve, leaving me with no option but to scowl impotently at my hangar full of Bentleys and Daimlers. The Profit has deserted us…in our….desert”.

For one night only: The Emergency, Live and Having a Laugh.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009





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The Emergency Live @ The Electric Picnic: The 2009 Grand Bank Nationalisation

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

This live performance of The 2009 Grand Bank Nationalisation sketch formed part of Leviathan in the Mind Field at The Electric Picnic on September 5th 2009.
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The Emergency Live @ The Electric Picnic: “Hey, Brian”

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Lovingly captured on on a videogramatical cylinder this performance formed part of Leviathan in the Mind Field at The Electric Picnic on September 5th 2009. This marked the performance debut of the song “Hey Brian”.

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New & Exclusive Emergency Cut: “Hey Brian”

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

From The Emergency an appeal to Brian Cowen to come off it as we head back towards engagement. Altogether now: “Na-na-na NAMA NAMA; NAMA NAMA. Hey, Brian!”


Recorded by Paddy Meegan at Hollywood Studios


The Emergency Perform @ Leviathan West Tuesday July 28th

Monday, July 27th, 2009

A detachment from The Emergency is already hitching to Galway for the inaugural Leviathan: West at The Róisin Dubh in Galway tomorrow night.

The Emergency continues its fruitful new partnership in live performance with the Leviathan Political Cabaret:

We are launching Leviathan: West in Galway next Tuesday 28th July in the Róisín Dubh in Galway.

Guided by the theme “Is the West Awake?”, Tuesday’s show is hosted by incoming Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy and the panel includes Irish Times journalist Harry McGee, Connacht Tribune Editor Dave O’Connell, John Concannon of Ireland West Tourism and Carol Hunt of the Sunday Independent. We want to examine how the innate creativity and innovation for which the west of Ireland is known can help lead the way out of recession.

Also Paddy Cullivan of the Camembert Quartet;

From Leviathan’s Web Site – Click Here For Further Details

Come along if you are in the West – it’s not quite the Galway Races Tent, but there’s politics and horseshit involved so it might provide an element of nostalgia for anyone who misses that foetid institution!

We’ll be announcing further live performances by The Emergency here soon. So now for ye.