Politicians, they can't get no respect! Except in Russia, where last week, to celebrate the 62nd birthday of Vladimir Putin, a Moscow gallery opened an exhibition modelled on the 12 labours of Hercules.
Arranged by the organiser of a Putin Facebook fan group, Mikhail Antonov, the exhibition depicts a toga-clad Putin heroically tackling the problems of modern Russia.
In one image he captures the Crimean ox. In another he carries the world on his shoulders. He also fights a three-headed dog (the US), wrestles with a bearded giant (terrorism) and fires arrows at warplanes (representing the US-led intervention in Syria).
Frankly, he looks pretty damn cool.
We thought it was a shame that nobody had honoured our own leader in this manner. So we’ve taken some key moments from Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s career – some arguably impressive, others not so much – and asked the illustrator Matthew Griffin to interpret them for us.