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A stroke of good luck for bright Sparks

Fiach Kelly

Published 31/03/2011 | 05:00

FG's Eoghan Murphy gives a leaflet to swimmer Tiarnan Sparks in what they later admitted was a staged photo op
FG's Eoghan Murphy gives a leaflet to swimmer Tiarnan Sparks in what they later admitted was a staged photo op

A FINE Gael TD has hired the man who helped get him on the front pages during the general election campaign.

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Eoghan Murphy was pictured handing a leaflet to Tiarnan Sparks as Mr Sparks climbed out of the sea in his swimming shorts at the Great South Wall in Dublin.

The spectacular shot was put on the front of numerous newspapers, and the long-term friends admitted it was staged.

Mr Sparks confirmed yesterday that he had been been hired as a parliamentary assistant by Mr Murphy, and emailed out the new TD's maiden Dail speech on the Moriarty Tribunal report.

Irish Independent

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