Thursday 29 September 2016

Jack Chambers on dealing with online abuse, his pro-life stance & moving out from the folks – it’s this week’s Floating Voter

Published 19/05/2016 | 18:27

Jack Chambers election speech at Phibblestown Community Hall in Dublin 15.
Pic Steve Humphreys
Jack Chambers election speech at Phibblestown Community Hall in Dublin 15. Pic Steve Humphreys

The Dail’s youngest TD has spoken about being subjected to a “tsunami” of online abuse following the General Election result.

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Fianna Fail TD for Dublin West Jack Chambers told the Floating Voter podcast that he was depicted as a legoman on social media.

“It was difficult to get a Tsunami of abuse after the General Election. I've always respected people and I think it's important to respect people,” the 26-year old said.

Mr Chambers also spoke to the team about his views on the Eighth Amendment - and how long he lives in a “red and green house” because of his Mayo roots.

Niall O’Connor, Philip Ryan and Cormac McQuinn also discussed the ongoing controversy stemming from O’Higgins report - and whether Fianna Fail’s victory in the Dáil this week in relation to mortgages is a sign of new politics.

The Floating Voter is available every week on Independent.ie.  Follow the show on SoundCloud and subscribe on iTunes.

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