Lord of the Dance steps out for Dail tour
SUPER-HOOFER Michael Flatley has paid a visit to Leinster House during a day-trip to the capital with his family.
So what brought the Lord of the Dance into the Dail chamber? Were there politicians in dire need of a few new moves to waltz past tricky issues or tango out of trouble? Nothing so entertaining, alas.
The retired dancer was taking a tour with his wife, Niamh, his young son Michael and his friend, bio-energy healer Michael O'Doherty, who cured the star of a virus when he fell ill four years ago.
Flatley had dropped into Enda Kenny's office to present him with one of his own paintings, a depiction of the Famine, which will hang on the Taoiseach's wall until it makes its way to the National Gallery.
The Irish-American star and his family were then shown around Leinster House by Fine Gael TD for Clare Pat Breen.
Looking tanned and fit, Flatley said he and his family had travelled from their home in London for the day. "It's a beautiful building, we've all enjoyed the experience, and my son Michael was really looking forward to it," he said.