Saturday 1 October 2016

Floating Voter Day 12: Dublin hack looks like ‘a right gobsh*te’ on farm – FG insider

Compiled by Cormac McQuinn

Published 15/02/2016 | 02:30

“I didn’t get the memo on farm” – reporter’s lame excuse
“I didn’t get the memo on farm” – reporter’s lame excuse
They said what!? - Image posted by Michael Healy Rae on Facebook with the caption: "Ted I'm very lost, there's no way out."
Johnny Logan
Tweet of the day: “Is this what you want, what you really, really want?” Alan Shatter @AlanShatterTD

A Dublin meeja type's career lies in tatters after a visit to a farm. Bereft of wellies, our own Cormac McQuinn improvised. Enda Kenny burst out laughing and Simon Coveney said: "How many would call themselves an Irishman turning up in those things?"

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"The sheep were laughing too," a rival reporter said.

They said what!?

Kerry’s Michael Healy-Rae in the lingerie section: “Ted I’m very lost, there’s no way out.”

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Meath East hopeful Thomas Byrne’s canvassers bumped into constituent and ‘Hold me Now’ superstar Johnny Logan (pictured). So is his team full of Eurovision fans? “I’d say there’s one or two, alright – but they have more on their minds at the minute.” His sister Mary got a nice pic with Logan but Byrne says the singer didn’t say if he’d be giving him un or douze points on election day

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There was Valentine’s romance on the hustings. Labour’s Alan Kelly presented a canvasser with a rose in Clonmel. Sinn Féin’s John Brady sent Valentine’s cards which advised voters to “kiss the others goodbye”. The Social Democrats’ Liam Coyne promised he wouldn’t interrupt couples’ dates by knocking on their doors. He spent the evening with his wife Caroline. Awww... nice.

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Every Tuesday and Friday, our new podcasts on Independent.ie cut through the soundbites in the General Election. The Floating Voter, hosted by INM Group Political Editor Kevin Doyle, will go behind the headlines with political correspondents Niall O’Connor and Philip Ryan to debate the parties, personalities and the parish pump.

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