The Danny Healy-Rae clip from Virgin Media News has been doing the rounds on social media, since it was posted last night.
In the clip the Independent TD said: "Work with the people, stay with the people, and to hell with the planet and the fella' that says 'we must save the planet and forget about the people'.
"I'm not one of those people. I make no apologies to anyone anywhere for that, and I'll stay with the people as long as the people want me".
The Independent candidate has since apologised for his remarks, and looks set to retain his seat in the Kerry constituency.