Sunday 11 December 2016

Clampers beware: Leyden's after you

Published 30/04/2011 | 05:00

Terry Leyden punched the air when his victory in the Seanad election was confirmed. He was the first Fianna Fáil senator elected on an all-star party ticket.

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But the former trade minister had a double reason to celebrate on Wednesday as he pulled off another victory.

Terry went to battle with a clamping company in Galway after his car was clamped while he was on the campaign trail.

The senator expressed his outrage on the floor of the Seanad and told his fellow members that he wanted the house to "expose what amounts to gangsterism".

After a letter of complaint, the company finally refunded Terry his €125 clamping fine.

The cheque arrived on the same day as his Seanad count, but Terry wants the Government to 'clamp down' on the industry.

"I'm not settled with them yet," he said.

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