Pat Rabbitte won't be stepping down as he's 'very bad at gardening'
Published 02/07/2014 | 09:33
Pat Rabbitte says he has no plans on leaving politics, joking he's "very bad at gardening".
Speaking to RTE's 'Morning Ireland' from a departure lounge, the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources was asked if he felt he might be at a departure lounge ministerially.
“I got a bit of a shock this morning at 7am. I was very hurt that Morning Ireland seem to want to get rid of me.”
Asked if he felt was his time coming to an end and if he’d prefer to do something else, such as rose gardening, he replied that he is “very bad at gardening.”
“No. I’m not. I’m very bad at gardening and I’m very happy with what I’m doing. Ministerially we’ve a huge project. It’s a developmental department dedicated to the future economic prosperity and ministry.”
The TD then jokingly accused Morning Ireland of being ageist.
“For a programme that’s normally so politically correct, this trend towards ageism is very disturbing and I’m very disappointed that this ageism has crept in,” he quipped, before joking that host Cathal MacCoille was "getting on a bit" too.