Wednesday 19 September 2018

Eamon pedals election fever line in bid to win vital votes

Lise Hand

Lise Hand

As soon as he gingerly lowered himself into the seat of the contraption outside Leinster House yesterday, he knew it was a daft idea. But those press snappers can be a right pack of bullies.

"Start pedalling!" yelled one, as Eamon Gilmore tried to figure out how to get the bloody yoke moving.

It was a sort of low-slung bicycle with a big double-sided photo of Labour's Dublin South candidate Alex White attached to the back. It looked like a sort of vehicle that some fluthered hens would try to flag down late at night in Temple Bar.

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