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Never mind the bullocks, go and vote

WHAT is it with the general election candidates in Clare and a good 'auld beast?

Fianna Fail's Timmy Dooley was pictured in this newspaper yesterday clutching a new calf -- and now Independent hopeful James Breen is spotted inspecting a bullock.

It could be a case of whatever beast you can pull, I can pull better.

Mr Breen was yesterday watching the bidding while chatting to a few buckos at Ennis Cattle Mart.

In tomorrow's paper, we hope to bring you a snap of a Fine Gael candidate from the county engaging in a spot of bull fighting.

But, after examining James's line of sight in this picture, we're not exactly sure where on the bullock he's inspecting.

The two lads on Mr Breen's right also seem to be looking at the same thing. Maybe the bullock is, well, hung like a bullock, and the lads are mightily impressed.

Irish Independent