Monday 25 September 2017

Bar brawl throws spotlight back on TD who can't seem to escape the controversies

TD Sean Conlan with his parliamentary assistant and finacée Sarah Comiskey
TD Sean Conlan with his parliamentary assistant and finacée Sarah Comiskey
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

In Tommy Makem’s ode to the small Monaghan town of Ballybay he tells the story of a young woman whose father brewed poitín for the locals.

“But when she took to the drink, well the devil wouldn’t fill her,” Makem sings.

Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan’s father didn’t brew moonshine, but he did own a local bar which was passed on to his son after his death.

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