Thursday 26 April 2018

Mulcahy: Hayes' famous faces stunt is nothing new

Junior minister Brian Hayes
Junior minister Brian Hayes
Rob Kearney, Ireland, in action against Gaël Fickou, France
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

* Brian Hayes has been getting a lot of flack for including a picture of the Queen of England and Rob Kearney in his electoral pamphlets but according to Alan Kinsella – political historian – it's nothing new.

"This has been going on for years. Anytime a celebrity comes to visit, all local politicians want to get a photo for future canvassing," he said.

"It was carnage when Nelson Mandela was awarded the Freedom of the City in 1986."

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