Wednesday 22 November 2017

A courteous gentleman, liked by all at Leinster House

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Pat Carey
Pat Carey
John Downing

John Downing

Up to now Pat Carey was probably best known for a piece of iconic television which caused a major spike in viewership.

It was November 2010, a dark time of imminent loss of sovereignty and the arrival of the EU-ECB-IMF Troika. Gaeltacht Minister Pat Carey had the unenviable task of defending the indefensible and was under heavy attack from former Labour leader, Pat Rabbitte, whose anger built to a crescendo.

"You ought to be ashamed of yourself," Pat Rabbitte roared, berating Carey for "comin' on here with your aul' palaver".

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