County Councillor Johnny Healy-Rae denies his family attend the funerals of people they do not know. The councillor was responding to claims from Fianna Fáil County Councillor Michael Cahill, who said politicians attending the funerals of people they do not know is despicable.
…Councillor Healy-Rae says, while he does not send out funeral packages himself, he apologises to those who received the packages and did not want them.
The funeral packages the Healy-Raes send out consists of a mass card, a poem and information about entitlements.
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.
“Cllr Johnny Healy Rae [son of Danny] on Radio Kerry speaking about allegations that Kerry deer are spreading TB in Kerry cattle. (Dept Of Agriculture say no proof and that badgers are a much bigger problem in this area]…”