Monday 23 September 2019

Photo: Man attempts to remove clamp from van used to promote Fianna Fail election candidate Frank O’Rourke

Adam Cullen

A man has been photographed attempting to remove a clamp from a van used to promote a Fianna Fail general election candidate.

The individual was spotted on a Dublin street earlier today using an angle grinder in a bid to remove the pesky device from the wheel of the vehicle.

The Ford Transit, which appears to be parked on a footpath, is currently being used as a promotional tool for Kildare councillor Frank O’Rourke who.

Speaking to Mr O'Rourke said that he could not comment until he had spoken to the van's owner.

"The van is not mine so I am not aware of the incident.

"A number of supporters of mine have put stickers and decals on various vehicles. So I can not comment until I have spoken to the owner.

"But I would think there are far more pressing issues that we could be discussing that has been raised in press releases rather than this," he said.

"I am a little disappointed that this has captured the attention of the national media, there are many important issues that aren't," he added.

"I do not own the van. I am not responsible for the van, and I have no control over it. Naturally I do not condone any behaviour that is illegal."

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