Tuesday 20 March 2018

Fishy customer

IT seems if you go to Cork these days, you must go to the English Market.

If it's good enough for the queen of England, well it's good enough for a wannabe Uachtaran na hEireann, too.

The dark horse of this campaign, entrepreneur, TV star and not really a Fianna Fail supporter, Sean Gallagher, found himself face-to-face with a giant turbot at Kay O'Connell's famous fish stall.

Kay's son Pat was on hand for the obligatory photo-op as Sean manfully wrestled with the giant fish behind the counter and Pat promised him his vote.

But he probably says that to all the candidates.

DeafHear ignored

The Referendum Commission is in trouble with representatives of deaf people for not having sign language in its TV campaigns.

DeafHear is the largest national organisation working with deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

Chief executive Niall Keane, said: "It is extraordinary that the Referendum Commission ignored our access advice because their PR company told them it would not improve accessibility significantly for deaf viewers and might detract from the overall impact".

At final hurdle

Fine Gael's efforts to talk up beleaguered candidate Gay Mitchell continue unabated.

Cheerleader-in-chief Charlie Flanagan, Mr Mitchell's director of election, put the latest debate forward as the turning point in the campaign.

"He put in a strong performance in last night's presidential debate, reaffirming why the party chose him as the best candidate for the Presidential race."

Keep it up, Charlie. Only two more weeks of putting on the show in public.

Irish Independent

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