Ah, Irish politics.

If it isn't the Healy-Raes spouting utter craziness in the Dáil, it's Leo Varadkar quoting 'The Terminator' or 'Mean Girls' in his speeches to the nation during a national pandemic. So it goes that today's latest run of craziness comes in the form of Richard Bruton, former Minister for Communication, Climate Action and Environment, and the owner of some chiseled abs.

Yes, that's right. You read that correctly. Richard Bruton TD is pretty swole. A video posted by Fine Gael earlier today showed off the sights and sounds of Howth as a staycation option, and sure enough, a moment of the video has caught Irish Twitter's attention. Namely, Richard Bruton's physique.

Let's take a look.


Yeah, couldn't really miss them, could you? No denying it, those are abs.

Here's some of Irish Twitter's reaction to said abs.


Of course, this might all just be a ploy by Fine Gael to distract from any number of issues currently facing them. It might be that they're trying to distract from the disastrous policy of direct provision, which has resulted in a hunger strike in the Skellig Star Hotel in Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry.

It could also be an attempt to distract from the fact that they had to row back on a pay increase to "super junior ministers" of €16,000 at a time when several industries, such as live music, cinemas, and many more, are on their knees due to the pandemic.

Yeah, could be any one of those things.