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Councillors sing their way on to YouTube

Niall O'Connor

Published 11/03/2014|02:30

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John Tierney (extreme left) in San Jose with other Dublin and American officials

EVER wondered what our elected officials get up to while taking part in the annual St Patrick's Day junkets abroad?

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A congregation of politicians and Dublin City council staff took time out from their schedule to sing a rendition of 'Molly Malone' during a visit to Cadence, an American multinational company headquartered in Silicon Valley.

A video of the performance, which features Irish Water chief John Tierney and former Lord Mayor Naoise O Muiri, has now appeared on YouTube.

The pair were among a delegation that travelled to San Jose last March – a visit that cost the taxpayer almost €17,000.

The video shows Mr O Muiri, a Fine Gael councillor, wearing a lei as he is interviewed against the backdrop of a manufactured Hawaiian beach.

The group, which also includes sitting councillors Ruairi McGinley and Lucy McRoberts, are filmed in good humour, singing a rendition of 'Molly Malone'.

Irish Independent

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