Taoiseach told to bring 'AK-47' for protection on way to Phoenix Park
Published 02/02/2016 | 18:02
SOCIALIST TD Joe Higgins has delivered his final Dáil contribution of his political career during which he warned Taoiseach Enda Kenny to take an “AK-47 for protection” on his way to Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday.
Mr Higgins was referring to Environment Minister Alan Kelly, who is nicknamed ‘AK-47’.
Quizzing on the Taoiseach on when he will dissolve the Dáil, Mr Higgins referred to Mr Kelly’s ‘Sunday Independent’ interview during which he described power as a “drug”.
“Taoiseach, on your way to the park Taoiseach, in case you meet an anti-water charges protest, can I suggest you take your AK-47 for protection,” Mr Higgins said.
Ceann Comhairle Séan Barrett replied: “Sorry, I think you’re stepping over the mark a bit now.”
Mr Kenny said the Dáil business will begin at 9:30am on Wednesday - but he did not say when he intends to go to meet the President.