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Hard-core gangland types locked up in a maximum security Irish prison appear to have enlisted an innocent budgie smuggled snuggled in a woman visitor's, er, internal bits. According to a report on, the small live parrot was found during a routine search for smuggled goods carried out by officers at Portlaoise …


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  1. JP

    Ambiguous but...

    I'm assuming that all those items weren't found in the same search?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    One budgie AND....

    "eight mobile phones, three sim cards, some home made booze, 150 tablets and 30 syringes"

    Quite a "big" girl then?

    ECHO, Echo, echo

  3. Mark


    They were all found in the same search.

    Of the prison.

  4. sossinge

    Doing Bird...

    Surprised you missed that one El Reg...!

  5. cor

    Wot? No Davy lamp?

    She was only a coal miner's daughter, but there was plenty of slack in her knickers.

  6. cor

    No room for a ....

    ...stool pigeon?

  7. cor

    Did they ...

    ... check her bra for a blue tit?

  8. Jasmine Strong

    The Great Escape

    Maybe they wanted a budgie to serve in place of the canary beloved of miners of old. I suggest an immediate ground-penetrating radar search in order to locate the tunnel they're digging.

  9. Doug

    don't you recognise a parrot joke when you see one ..

    Don't you recognise a parrot joke when you see one. Especially after the last report from the same source ..

  10. Hein Kruger


    hehe, this gives new meaning to the term jailbird

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The bird was into birds then?

    That 'bout sums it up

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    that's a real jailbird..

    ..and i bet it sings like a canary, before winging it....

  13. Martin Huizing

    My 2 cents...

    Budgies can fly right? I assume the prison has an open-air area...

    Filthy minds push other thoughts aside.


  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    if she is....

    ...shagging a bird does that make her a lesbian?

  15. Trevor Watt

    Wait until Christmas

    Wait until Christmas, she may try to smuggle a turkey in then....

  16. Tim

    Was she definitely smuggling?

    Perhaps it was just an exercise in personal amusement.

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I heard she's had a cockatoo in there as well ..........

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Tweety Pie

    What would Tweety Pie say ....

    .... I Taut I Taw A Puddy Twat

  19. Colin Jackson


    This news item is dead. It's pushing up the daisies etc. etc.

  20. Paul Barton

    RE: Wot? No Davy lamp?

    I was gonna say... if they did a really thorough search, they'd probably find the rest of the mining team

  21. Connie Lingus

    A Budgie? Really?

    Are they sure it wasn't a fish hawk?

  22. War Monger

    All that contraband was smuggled in, eh?

    Who would have thought that Paris Hilton knows someone in an Irish prison?

  23. Michael O'Malley

    It gets much, much worse.

    They also found a contraband plasma TV in one major criminal's cell. Omigod, are we dealing with a whale here?

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