Tuesday 17 October 2017

FLOATING VOTER PODCAST: Willie O'Dea marks Leo Varadkar's cards & does the Rubberbandits rap

Willie O'Dea is a Fianna Fail TD for Limerick city. Photo: Tom Burke
Willie O'Dea is a Fianna Fail TD for Limerick city. Photo: Tom Burke

Fianna Fail's Willie O'Dea joined this week's Floating Voter to discuss what it's like to be Varadkar's opposition number, why he's a good politician and what he needs to do keep the government going.

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"He's personable and a good debater, but he claims credit for things that we have done," says O'Dea when asked what it was like to be the opposition TD to Leo Varadkar.

His advice to the expected future Taoiseach is to adapt a calm demeanour like Enda Kenny and he should be seen to be trying to keep the government together. 

"Any obvious attempts to force an early election will be seen through by the public," O'Dea warns Varadkar.

And in a first, the Fianna Fail politician also does his version of the Rubberbandits Willie O'Dea rap.

'I swear on my tache it's decent hash but I'm flat broke and I've got no cash....'

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