Wednesday 13 December 2017

Megawatt smiles from class of 2016

People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny hugs his mother Marie. Photo: PA
People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny hugs his mother Marie. Photo: PA
Finian McGrath and granddaughter Anna Relihan. Photo: Tom Burke
Top, newly elected TD Kate O’Connell and husband Morgan. Photo: Collins
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Bairbre Power

New suits, new shoes and megawatt smiles - it was first day of term yesterday and the incoming class of March 2016 dressed up for the occasion and the family political photos.

New to Leinster House, Kate O'Connell (FG) from Dublin Bay South swapped her chemist's white coat for a cherry red 'Estella' dress by Irish designer, Caroline Kilkenny. She arrived onto the plinth accompanied by her husband, Morgan.

Kate had the pleasure of wearing one of her constituents, but I'm sure that other TDs were equally as politically correct on the sartorial front, remembering to spend their TD salary in local businesses.

Mary Mitchell O'Connor (FG) from Dun Laoghaire sported royal blue. Mary's blonde bob was straight as a dye, as if it had been almost ironed.

Incoming TD Jack Chambers (FF) from Dublin West sported his Beatles-esque mop top and his party namesake, Lisa Chambers from Castlebar, adapted her barrister uniform of black skirt and court shoes - adding a smart grey tailored blazer and striped shirt for a very professional look.

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony (FF), the first female TD to be returned by the voters of Cork South West, sported her favourite white blazer, and beame from ear to ear as she stayed close to leader Micheal Martin.

The Green party's deputy leader Catherine Martin didn't arrive by her favourite mode of transport - the bicycle - so she got all dressed up in navy suede heels and an elegant navy and cream dress. Sinn Fein's Martin Ferris gets the prize for best handbag.

Irish Independent

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