Saturday 7 December 2019

Taoiseach told to bring 'AK-47' for protection on way to Phoenix Park

Joe Higgins.Pic Tom Burke
Joe Higgins.Pic Tom Burke

Political Correspondent

SOCIALIST TD Joe Higgins has delivered his final Dáil contribution of his political career during which he warned Taoiseach Enda Kenny to take an “AK-47 for protection” on his way to Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday.

Mr Higgins was referring to Environment Minister Alan Kelly, who is nicknamed ‘AK-47’.

Quizzing on the Taoiseach on when he will dissolve the Dáil, Mr Higgins referred to Mr Kelly’s ‘Sunday Independent’ interview during which he described power as a “drug”.

“Taoiseach, on your way to the park Taoiseach, in case you meet an anti-water charges protest, can I suggest you take your AK-47 for protection,” Mr Higgins said.

Ceann Comhairle Séan Barrett replied: “Sorry, I think you’re stepping over the mark a bit now.”

Mr Kenny said the Dáil business will begin at 9:30am on Wednesday - but he did not say when he intends to go to meet the President.

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