The Irish navy has today set sail for the gulf region in an attempt to calm escalating tensions between the US and Iran. Last week Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized a British flagged tanker in the strait of Hormuz dragging the UK into the conflict which shows no signs of ending any time soon.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told reporters “All Irish navy personnel have been on standby this week and today I can confirm that both of them are on their way to the gulf. All going well they should get there in approximately eight months.”
The Taoiseach was asked what exactly the Irish Navy are going to do to ease tensions in the region.
“They’re going to wag their fingers disapprovingly at the Iranians and tell the Americans to stop this nonsense right now. If this fails we will have no choice but to send in the Irish Air Force. He’s on standby as we speak and is ready to go at a moment’s notice. We just need to buy him a plane first.”