The Dáil was suspended when Kerry Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae claimed Fine Gael Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe told a “lie” and that he wasn’t asked to join Government in 2016.
The row took place during a discussion about the tourism VAT rate.
Healy-Rae denies being asked to join Government: ‘I was not asked to dance’ (Marie O’Halloran, The Irish Times)
Michael Healy-Rea leaves Brendan Howlin.
The Pat Kenny Show on TV3.
WHAT have they put Michaal Healy Rae sitting on? One of the brother’s fairy stools?
Anything Good In The Maine Valley Post?
Castleisland, Co Kerry.
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.
Thanksgiving Tour Stops for Champagne and Selfies (Maine Valley Post)
Photographs: John Reidy
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.
Elmo, Ya Rat!
Healy-Rae reported for writing notes while driving (Donal Hickey, Irish Examiner)
Previously: Looking After No.1
Michael Healy Rae
in his Lotus.
Brian O’Reilly writes:
“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….”
Thanks Brian O’Reilly