Monday 26 September 2016

One way of making an entrance: Healy-Rae brothers host 'mini-session' on top of a car outside the Dáil

Wayne O'Connor and Geraldine Gittens

Published 10/03/2016 | 12:17

Danny Healy-Rae (right) and his brother Michael (centre) outside the Dáil.
Danny Healy-Rae (right) and his brother Michael (centre) outside the Dáil.
Michael Healy Rea TD celebrates with his brother Danny TD and Cllr Johnny Healy Rea [Danny's son] from the bonnet of his jeep with outside Leinster House
Michael Healy Rea TD celebrates with his brother Danny TD and Cllr Johnny Healy Rea [Danny's son] from the bonnet of his jeep with outside Leinster House
Michael Healy Rea TD thanks all the Healy Rea supporters from the bonnet of his jeep with his brother Danny TD and Cllr Johnny Healy Rea [ Danny's son] outside Leinster House
Michael Healy Rea TD thanks all the Healy Rea supporters from the bonnet of his jeep with his brother Danny TD and Cllr Johnny Healy Rea [Danny's son] outside Leinster House
Michael Healy Rea TD thanks all the Healy Rea supporters from the bonnet of his jeep with his brother Danny TD and Cllr Johnny Healy Rea [Danny's son] outside Leinster House
Michael Healy Rea TD thanks all the Healy Rea supporters from the bonnet of his jeep with his brother Danny TD and Cllr Johnny Healy Rea [Danny's son] outside Leinster House
Michael Healy Rea TD thanks all the Healy Rea supporters from the bonnet of his jeep with his brother Danny TD and Cllr Johnny Healy Rea [Danny's son] outside Leinster House
Michael Healy Rea TD thanks all the Healy Rea supporters from the bonnet of his jeep with his brother Danny TD and Cllr Johnny Healy Rea [ Danny's son] outside Leinster House
Michael Healy Rea TD thanks all the Healy Rea supporters from the bonnet of his jeep with his brother Danny TD and Cllr Johnny Healy Rea [ Danny's son] outside Leinster House
Michael Healy Rea TD thanks all the Healy Rea supporters from the bonnet of his jeep with his brother Danny TD and Cllr Johnny Healy Rea [ Danny's son] outside Leinster House

Danny and Michael Healy-Rae clearly haven't stopped celebrating since they were elected last week.

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The two brothers arrived outside Leinster House, for the first day of the 32nd Dail, on top of a jeep with some of their entourage.

A whopping 100 supporters travelled with the brothers from Kerry this morning for the big occasion.

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Michael Healy Rea TD celebrates with his brother Danny TD and Cllr Johnny Healy Rea [Danny's son] from the bonnet of his jeep with outside Leinster House
Michael Healy Rea TD celebrates with his brother Danny TD and Cllr Johnny Healy Rea [Danny's son] from the bonnet of his jeep with outside Leinster House

Accordian in hand, Danny treated onlookers to a few tunes, and a piper also played to welcome them.

Traffic on Kildare street ground to a standstill  as the pair took to the roof of Danny's jeep with his children.

The Healy-Rae brothers are the first siblings to ever have achieved the feat of being elected to the Dáil in the same constituency in the same election.

The last fortnight has been a sweeping success for the Healy Rae dynasty. Danny, who reportedly used his late father Jackie's mobile phone number during his short two-week election campaign, was elected to the Dail for the first time.

The Healy-Rae brothers Michael D (left) and newly elected Danny pictured on arrival at Leinster House. Photo: Tom Burke
The Healy-Rae brothers Michael D (left) and newly elected Danny pictured on arrival at Leinster House. Photo: Tom Burke

His daughter Maura Healy-Rae, a 25-year-old English and History teacher, will be co-opted onto Kerry County Council next week to replace her father.

Michael Healy Rea TD thanks all the Healy Rea supporters from the bonnet of his jeep with his brother Danny TD and Cllr Johnny Healy Rea [Danny's son] outside Leinster House
Michael Healy Rea TD thanks all the Healy Rea supporters from the bonnet of his jeep with his brother Danny TD and Cllr Johnny Healy Rea [Danny's son] outside Leinster House

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