Wednesday 17 October 2018

WATCH: Bizarre and 'outrageous' scenes as Dublin City Council votes not to endorse presidential candidate

Presidential hopeful Norma Burke, aka Bunty Twuntingdon McFluff, spoke to Independent.ie about her presidential pitch at City Hall this afternoon.

Dublin City Council has decided not to endorse any candidate for the upcoming presidential election following bizarre and “outrageous” scenes at City Hall this afternoon. 

Six presidential hopefuls were invited to a special meeting of the council to deliver a five-minute pitch on why they should be nominated for the race. 

They included Sarah-Louise Mulligan, Peter Casey, Norma Burke, Gemma O’Doherty, John Groarke, and Marie Goretti. 

However, it was Ms Burke’s eccentric presentation that received the loudest reaction. 

In the space of five minutes, the newest candidate in the race, suggested burning dead people for fossil fuels and turning the Aras into a luxury hotel, hunting lodge and spa.

Donning the alias ‘Bunty Twuntingdon-McFluff, she introduced herself to the council as a PR executive.

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