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July 12th, 2011 · 39 Comments · Irish Politics

It’s like a scene from the Muppets.  Up in the eaves of the Dáil sit Deputies Ming Flanagan, Mick Wallace and Shane Ross amongst other members of the technical group.

During the order of business this afternoon the microphones were left on during a vote.  Waldorf Wallace and Statler Ming without ties along with Comrade Ross view the members around them and start chewing the cud. Seemingly still annoyed at the discussion on the proposed new rules on the standard of dress of members, the talk turns to those around them.

From 1:09

Mick Wallace “…Miss Piggy has toned it down a bit today.”

Shane Ross: “Who’s that?”

Wallace: “Ms Piggy has toned it down a bit.”

Ming Flanagan: “That Mary Mitchell O’Connor one. I couldn’t remember her name on Vincent Browne.”

Ross: “Was she on with you?”

Ming: “No (indecipherable)…the one who drove off the plinth. They’d want to ban her wearing pink.”

Ross: “Ha Ha Ha. Oh yeah, that’s right. She’s nothing sensational [today] she normally wears the most garish colours (trails off)…”

Updated transcript thanks to

Oh dear oh dear all that bull about clothes not mattering lads and getting the job done eh?


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