"A vote for me is a vote for common sense," says councillor who wanted to permit drink driving
Published 22/05/2014 | 10:43
The Independent councillor who last year made an attempt to allow rural dwellers have two or three drinks and drive home has made a last-minute election video, saying a vote for him is a vote for common sense.
Danny Healy-Rae made his "final call" on the YouTube video, asking locals to vote for him tomorrow.
"When you needed me, I answered your call." he said.
"Please don't believe I have a safe seat. If your vote for me does not go into the box, it will not come out."
Last year, Mr Healy-Rae, who also works as a publican, tabled his controversial motion to allow rural dwellers to drive after drinking only if they kept their speed down and only travelled on quiet roads.
Mr Healy-Rae's request was passed by a small majority on Kerry County Council, where five councillors voted for it and three against. Seven councillors abstained and 12 were missing for the vote.
A German television show made a small documentary on the motion which was watched by around two million people overseas.