One Day On The Trail



A day in the General Election 2016 life of Dublin North Labour TD John Lyons.

Photographer Leon Farrell joined Mr Lyons at his home on the Poppintree estate, Ballymun, Dublin 11 for breakfast and a day of Pancake Tuesday canvassing

A day that included a visit to his alma mater, Trinity Comprehensive and to Dublin City University with Labour leader Joan Burton and tay with his mother Josie (pic 12) and her dog Busker.

Leon Farrell/Rollingnews

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25 thoughts on “One Day On The Trail

  1. ollie

    “studied special education at Trinity College, Dublin “. The man is a trained teacher, exactly what we DON’T need in the Dail.

    1. andre2016

      the Dail is like a teachers retirement home. they go there to kick back, hang up the boots, and take it real handy for the rest of their days.

      1. Medium Sized C

        I disagree with you characterisation of the Dáil as a retired teachers home.
        If I’m not mistaken, there are a number of teachers, with permanent jobs as teachers on hold for them, in the Dáil. They get indefinite leave from permanent jobs to be in the Dáil.
        And can go back if they lose their seat.

        While young teachers who want to teach flit between temporary positions.

  2. Alex Francis

    Wandering around from day start to day end. I’d love to do this but I work for a living. It struck me looking at this who could be well off enough to be a local councillor or run as a TD. I’d imagine the reason we have so many teachers in the Dail and as local councillors is because bad ones have so little to do. Preferring instead to spend their time taking a shot at getting to easy street rather than working.

  3. Eoin

    Labour is he? So he backs the policy of attacking the weakest, poorest and sickest members of society when cuts must be made? In other words the people who are least likely to put together an effective protest. Much like how a bully behaves in fact. All the happy PR photos in the world cannot change that. There’s only one way to deal with bullies. I look forward to seeing your treacherous party destroyed in the election and replaced by a new ‘left’.

      1. stev

        His seat is pointed at the giant picture of his own face and he sometimes glances at the telly if that also shows his face is my summation.

  4. Declan

    I’ve noticed the anti-labour/FG crowd are out in force more than usual lately. They also use their first names (I did that well before it was cool). Normally, broadsheet posters have amusing/chuckle worthy names.

    Any idea where the young blue shirt brigade is and bring back the shinnerbots. At least with ye guys you know who you represent.

    1. Tish Mahorey

      “I’ve noticed the anti-labour/FG crowd are out in force more than usual lately”

      No it’s just a growing number in general.

  5. nellyb

    “I’ve noticed the anti-labour/FG crowd are out in force more than usual lately.” – no, same force as was “well before it was cool”.

  6. turd ferguson

    What kind of way is that to watch TV? He has to sit at a fucking angle and crane his neck and he’s still probably looking at the screen at about a 45 degree angle. Idiot

  7. Joe cool

    There is a story on facebook. verified that during the local elections 2 yrs ago, lyons was paying immigrants €7 per hour to hang posters for him

  8. ahjayzis

    He’s a little wetzer in all fairness, probably the ridiest of the ridey left-wing politicians who do right-wing things with their right-wing friends but are still toes left-wing, promise.

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