He Enjoys Hunting Small, Cuddly Creatures

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Kills foxes too.

Tally oh.

Duffy says he would be a different president to Trump (RTÉ)

Gavin Duffy defends hunting role as he seeks presidential nomination (Irish Times)

Pics” Rollingnews.Newsfile

39 thoughts on “He Enjoys Hunting Small, Cuddly Creatures

      1. Nigel

        It’s an exercise in deciding who is best at effective use of soft power with the worst making the most noise and the biggest mess.

  1. Bonkers

    I love a good dirty Presidetial race, the last one was fine entertainment from Sean Gallagher’s brown envelope to Dana claiming a puncture was an assassination attempt. Here’s hoping for more of the same.

    1. Rob_G

      Martin McGuinness’s reveal when he mentioned the word ‘envelope’ is probably the most gripping television I have ever watched.

  2. Frilly Keane

    He looks like sum’ting out’ve The Irish RM there
    Looking ta move inta the big house
    An’ Lord of the Manor it for himself

    FS
    Has he ever done as much as a day’s public service in his life?
    Anyone?

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      If training FF/FG bogtrotters for public speaking is public service… then yes he has.

      It looks like he’s antichoice too because Cora Sherlock is liking his posts.

      1. Frilly Keane

        ok
        lemme reword it a bit

        has he ever done a day’s public service that wasn’t motivated by self-interest?

          1. mildred st meadowlark

            I entirely misread your question and had to go back over it again.

            It was funnier the first time round.

          2. Frilly Keane

            Shur’ what’s that got ta’ do with you
            Or anyone else?

            I’m not asking for your vote

            I’ve just come out’ve a savage weekend there ting
            So while you’re up my a55 there would ya gimme a bitta’ve cleanse
            Ta

  3. Murtles

    Really Elpenor? Because the link you give in your tweet mention nothing about fox hunting.

  4. Nigel

    Actually that photo definitely suggests the confident and assured expression of a man who’s going to enjoy exercising the presidential prerogative of hunting his subjects for sport, as tradition demands.

    1. realPolithicks

      I’ve never heard of the guy, but if his interview this morning was anything to go by he won’t be a candidate for very long….assuming he can get a nomination in the first place.

  5. GiggidyGoo

    Within seconds of starting the RTÉ interview he was already comparing the Northern Ireland vs Southern Ireland governance. Nothing to do with a presidency. The usual thinly veiled anti SF rhetoric. FFGer through and through. In the same business as Prone.

  6. scottser

    regarding your headline – i tried cuddling a fox and the little sod bit me, doctor thinks i now have rabies. thanks a bunch broadsheet, i won’t be taking cuddle advice from ye anytime soon.

      1. scottser

        If you’re referring to the miggledy in the pic, they may look cuddly but they never shut up and they stink of piss something terrible

  7. Airey Naïve

    Its the silly season. Duffy wont get the votes to be nominated, and only SF will stand up to Higgins. Now, they really know bloodsports.

    So who cares if he kills a few foxes or hares or whatever in his spare time. It’s not a criminal or civil offence.

    1. SOQ

      And what happens if in his Presidential role he has to meet an animal rights group or such like? I’d send him along to the Peta lads just for badness.

  8. Airey Naïve

    Actually it looks like what happens when a Spandau Ballet tribute band ages very, very badly. To cut a long story short, Duffy has about as much chance of being nominated as Eamon Dunphy has of taking over the catering contract for the RTE canteen.

  9. Ben Redmond

    If the presidential election campaign gets boring we can switch over to talking about the referendum to drop or alter the ‘woman in the home’ clause in the constitution – or the dropping of the blasphemy prohibition in the constitution. I wonder which topic is likely to generate the intensest public emotions: a) the presidency, b) God or c) women in the home?

  10. Starina

    How about we chase this ninny with a bunch of foxhounds and see how he likes his final moments being full of anxiety and fear before being ripped apart alive.

    May foxes piss on his grave.

  11. John Fitzgerald

    Gavin Duffy denies that stag hunting is a blood sport on the basis that, he claims very few stags were killed in the “sport”…but he also happens to support fox hunting which definitely does involves a lot of killing and cruelty.

    What he fails to acknowledge though is that the whole purpose of carted stag hunting (banned in 2010 despite a massively funded PR campaign by pro-hunt groups) was to cause as much pain and distress to the stags as possible without killing them outright, thus maximizing the “thrill of the chase” for the hunters and hunt followers and ensuring that the same stags could be chased and traumatized again the following week or later in the season.

    By the end of a hunt, a stag would have collapsed from exhaustion, its steaming tongue hanging out, its eyes bulging with terror; its whole body covered in cuts from brambles and barbed wire encountered during the chase.

    Gavin Duffy may be a great businessman and engaging TV personality but his support for blood sports will not help him at all in his presidential bid.

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