Monday 5 December 2016

Nicola Anderson: Kelly's spirit undampened as he takes up super soaker for last ministerial speech

Published 28/04/2016 | 02:30

Alan Kelly. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Alan Kelly. Photo: Gerry Mooney

On what was almost certain to be his last speech to the Dáil as minister, an embittered AK47 opened fire on his colleagues with a water pistol.

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A souped up super soaker, no less, which he had rigged up to simultaneously billow out clouds of steam - and jets of bile. It wasn't pretty.

There was his sheer rage and choking frustration for one thing. Alan Kelly went a peculiar shade of purplish red as he got everything off his chest.

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