“We’ll Work Our Nuts Off”


Independents 4 Change TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly on their way to the Disclosures Tribunal last summer

This morning.

Miriam Lord, in The Irish Times, reports that Independents 4 Change TD Mick Wallace and Clare Daly will contest the European elections in May – with Mick seeking a seat in Ireland South and Clare seeking a seat in Dublin.

Ms Lord reports:

“The pair will had in their nomination papers – Ms Daly in Dublin and Mr Wallace in Cork – before today’s midday deadline, ending months of speculation in Leinster House that they were going to enter the election race.

“…Mr Wallace promised: ‘We’ll work our nuts off if we get elected’.”

Clare Daly and Mick Wallace to contest European elections (Miriam Lord, The Irish Times)


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32 thoughts on ““We’ll Work Our Nuts Off”

  1. Cian

    It will be a loss to the Dáil to lose these two. I’m not sure if they will be as useful in the EU.

    1. Otis Blue

      They stand a good chance of being elected too. Given that they operate hand in glove, one wonders what might happen if one was elected and the other wasn’t?

      Either way, you’d suspect they’ll still be a force.

      It’s going to be a fascinating election throughout Europe with a few of the old ‘certainties’ likely to be challenged.

    1. martco

      yes but while Fianna Gael get to run amok unnoticed (bar Catherine)

      they must be both delighted & hopeful that they succeed

    2. Joe Small

      Not really. They’ll be members of fringe parties in a chamber of up to 700 MEPs. How strong do you think those voices are? Mairead McGuinness has been a strong voice (irrespective of whether you support her or not) because she’s an EPP member and, as the dominant party, she has had opportunities for genuine influence at EU level. Lots of loons occupy the European Parliament from UKIP to Polish right wing nutjobs. They are safely ignored.

      1. Laura


        Plus they get to pull the wool over your eyes a little more, when you see how little they really achieve.

  2. eoin

    Goodbye Frances Fitzgerald in Dublin, you can try to airbrush your mug on the side of a SUV but you won’t airbrush your disgraceful record in the Dail,

      1. Ron

        its nothing to do with SF… Fitzgerald doesn’t need SF to call out her disgraceful record in politics. She is well incapable and incompetent in her own right.

    1. Boj

      Maybe people just don’t think that they are lazy pigs like the rest of them. Just a guess though…

    2. Mickey Twopints

      I take it your question is rhetorical, rotide.

      Daly and Wallace are as far as it’s possible to be from the self-serving nose-in-the-trough gombeen clowns of whom the electorate are heartily sick.

      1. Qwerty123

        Daly maybe, but Wallace is a tax dodging ex developer, like a lot of them, but wears pink shirts. So it’s alright then.

        1. Mickey Twopints

          I heard that he’d settled that almost 7 years ago. Unless you are referring to a different, new “tax dodge”?

          1. Joe Small

            Oh, if he only fiddled his taxes and cheated his employees several years ago that’s fine. Its not like previous behavior is ever any indication of character or future intent.

          2. Mickey Twopints

            I’m not condoning or excusing his past behaviour, but I think you know that.

            The implication of the “noses in the trough” comment was fairly clear, I thought. Wallace does not strike me as the sort of TD who’s in the job for the salary and perks, and I haven’t heard even the slightest whiff of an allegation of corruption levelled at him. I think that’s remarkable given the cages he’s rattled, don’t you?

          3. Mickey Twopints

            And, we’re back to the tax evasion again.

            Perhaps I should have qualified my statement by adding “…in his capacity as a TD”

            Would that help?

          4. GiggidyGoo

            Cian. Which creditors did he ‘defraud’?
            Strange that his lying managed to help oust two Justice Ministers and a Garda Commissioner. Or that his lies shone the spotlight on NAMA and the vultures resulting in investigations on two continents.
            Those lies?

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