Monday 24 October 2016

Tsunami of online abuse didn't get to me - Chambers

Published 20/05/2016 | 02:30

Fianna Fáil TD Jack Chambers
Fianna Fáil TD Jack Chambers

Fianna Fáil's Jack Chambers says he has been compared to a "Lego man" by friends, making light of abuse he received on social media over his appearance.

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The Dublin West TD also described a "tsunami of abuse" after his election.

"I suppose if you enter politics, you expect people to make a comment on you (online) when you make a speech or talk in the Dáil," he told's political podcast, the Floating Voter.

"Some people making these comments have issues in their own lives and it's important not to get obsessed about it, which I don't," he said.

The deputy has also received attention for his conservative views on keeping the constitutional ban on abortion.

"A lot of people have views on the Eighth Amendment and it can be polarising. I think it's important to have constitutional protection for the unborn," he said.

Mr Chambers also spoke to the political team of Niall O'Connor, Philip Ryan and Cormac McQuinn - and told how he lives in a "red and green house" because of his Mayo roots.

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