O’Rourke in victory speech controversy…

Well if Fiana Fail thought backing Mary O’Rourke, the current leader of the Seanad, to fight the next Dail election was risky, she has at least generated some headlines with her victory speech in which she thanked he campaign team for ‘working like blacks’. There’s little doubt it might have been taken as non pass remarkable ten years ago when no one was coming to the island to live and work, but now? Well, we’ll see…

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