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9km/h fugitive Clare Daly TD

Have you seen this woman?

Do not approach her.

She’s upset the establishment.

Inspector Mel Smyth outlined that Deputy Daly, originally from Newbridge, has no previous convictions.

Defence Solicitor, Cairbre Finan, told the court that Deputy Daly is not present, but had come into court to instruct him to plead guilty on her behalf.

Judge Desmond Zaidan said: “She came into the court like everyone else, she saw how busy we were. A member of the Oireachtas came in and left, what kind of respect is that?.”

Judge Zaidan refused an adjournment and ordered a bench- warrant.

Ms Daly’s crime?

Driving 59 km/h in a 50 km/h area.

Good times.

Breaking: Judge in Naas Court orders warrant for arrest of Clare Daly TD (Kildare Now)

Yesterday: You’ll Get Nothing From Me

Previously: Wicked Leaks

Meanwhile…

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Anything Good In The Maine Valley Post?

Last night.

Castleisland, Co Kerry.

Motorcyclist ‘Den’ Joe O’Connor (top) and passenger, Danny Healy Rae TD (Top) and Michael Healy Rae (below) with supporters, from left: Betty O’Connell Mary O’Reilly, Martina Long and Ann Foran during the Healy Rae Thanksgiving Tour of the Kerry constituency where the brothers won a seat a piece.

Thanksgiving Tour Stops for Champagne and Selfies (Maine Valley Post)

Photographs: John Reidy

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On Thursday’s edition of The O’Reilly Factor, the Fox News host argued that Sanders wanted to “dismantle” Medicare and the Affordable Care Act “in the sense that it would be Berniecare and it would be much more than it is now.”
“And you know, look, I’m fleeing,” he warned. “If Bernie Sanders gets elected president, I’m fleeing. I’m going to Ireland. And they already know it.

Yikes.

Any excuse

Bill O’Reilly promises to ‘flee’ to Ireland if Bernie Sanders becomes presiden (RawStory)

That’s right.

255,000 of them.

Senator Averil Power used Oireachtas facilities to print 73,000 calendars (Independent.ie)

Meanwhile…

Anon writes:

 Have you noticed there is no comments section open for that story (link above) in the Indo on Averil Power. Unlike say this story on Sinn Féin. Must be an oversight…

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Fine Gael TD Jim Daly

Further to RTÉ Investigates.

Fine Gael deputy Jim Daly urges caution.

“I border on resenting since I came up [from West Cork] here how the agenda is set by the media continuously and I find it very difficult to understand and I think, if anything it is eroding our reputation and our democracy and how this house works is reactive pandering to the agenda set by the media.

I mean in fairness to Morning Ireland they even admitted that they call it “setting the agenda for the day” and we in this House [Dáil] go off on a, on a tangent following whatever the media are talking about, and the first thing that struck me when I saw this motion [a proposal by the Social Democrats to set up an anti-corruption agency] I was saying ‘God that’s very curious timing’ the day after following the programme on RTÉ last night but that was the most hyped programme.

…I didn’t see the programme I must confess at this stage but it was the most hyped and sensationalised and advertised, I didn’t see RTÉ promote anything with such gusto as they promoted that last week and here we are again in this House just reacting, doing the same thing reacting to the same agenda led by the editors outside in Montrose.

Maybe we should hand over the order of business to the editors outside in Montrose, and let them dictate the pace of, and what we discuss here.”

Jim Daly, Fine Gael TD on RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland.

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Earlier: Anne-Marie McNally: How To Stop This