Councillors sing their way on to YouTube
Published 11/03/2014 | 02:30
EVER wondered what our elected officials get up to while taking part in the annual St Patrick's Day junkets abroad?
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'.