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.
A television clip showing a Dáil deputy writing notes while driving has been passed on to the gardaí, the Road Safety Authority has confirmed. A number of people contacted the RSA after seeing Michael Healy-Rae answering a call on his hands-free phone and writing on a notebook resting on the steering wheel.
“What’s the deal with Michael Healy-Rae on last night’s RTÉ programme ‘Looking after No 1’ ? Driving down the road, on the phone, notepad and pen in hand and at the same time chatting to the RTÉ camera [above]?
If you or I were to do this, not only would there be penalty points involved, but more than likely a heavy fine, disqualification from driving for a few years etc, but it’s OK for for a TD? Hmmmm….”