Saturday 18 November 2017

In-your-face posters

MARY Davis has apologised to a voter who nearly drove into one of her stray election posters. The Limerick man contacted the campaign -- via Twitter -- with a photo of a poster that flew in front of him while he was driving on the dual carriageway.

Davis got back to him quickly to say sorry. "Let me know the location and I'll have a member of the team take it away."

But it's not the first time her election posters have attracted attention.

A radio station claimed this week that her team had admitted her photograph was airbrushed. Not true, said her campaign spokeswoman. So it's official -- hair-brushing but no air-brushing for Davis.

Celebrity favourites

IT'S turning into the war of the celebrity-backers. Yesterday, we had Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn singing the praises of Mary Davis for her "tireless and extraordinary work" when they were on the Irish Sports Council together.

Michael D Higgins has 'President' Martin Sheen (who played President Jed Bartlett in the 'West Wing' TV series).

But Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness seems to be the clear leader, with support from film director Peter Sheridan, actress Fionnula Flanagan and actor Colm Meaney.

TDs hacked off

THERE are some TDs who will be taking a break from the presidential campaign tomorrow to play in Croke Park against the media's sportswriters.

But the word is that some TDs are not happy with the GAA stars the sportswriters have recruited -- no less than Tyrone legend Peter Canavan and Kerry All-Star Darragh O Se.

Those braving the challenge include FF's Niall Collins, Labour's Aodhan O'Riordain, FG's Damien English, and, inevitably, Arts Minister (and former Kerry player) Jimmy Deenihan.

Irish Independent

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