So we had the audio,
and the Ringtone,
and the unofficial transcript.
All in 90 mins from the utterance.
Kildarestreet.com have rushed out the transcript of the incident and urge us to ‘Get it before they remove it from the record!’
Harry McGee writes about the list of words that are banned and fuck is not one of them.
There are also techno, rap, muppet and other versions including mixes and this one from Wayne Whitty coming to a club near you of the incident cropping up on Youtube. Please don’t let there be a Downfall. Try something more original!
And there was a second ‘apology’.
An Ceann Comhairle: I call on Deputy Gogarty to make a short statement to the House.
Deputy Paul Gogarty: I wish to apologise to the House and to the Acting Chairman who was presiding earlier. Under the salient rulings of the Chair, No. 428, the terminology I used was not included in the list. However, No. 431 rules that political charges are in order but personal charges will not be made, Members must not be thin-skinned in relation to political remarks. I was thin-skinned and I should not have used unparliamentary language and I apologise profusely to the House.
Deputy Charles Flanagan: The Deputy is a disgrace.
Deputy Alan Shatter: Remind us, what did the Deputy say?
Deputy Bernard Durkan: The Deputy should apologise to those who will be punished by this Bill
Deputy Olivia Mitchell: Is that what one would call a mental reservation?
Deputy Lucinda Creighton: I wish to place on the record my objection to that half-hearted mealy-mouthed apology to this Chamber. It represents the greatest display in arrogance and contempt for colleagues in the national Parliament. I call on you, a Cheann Comhairle, to suspend that Member from the House.
An Ceann Comhairle: These matters are considered by another body.
Deputy Gogarty has made the Huffington Post. The viewed counts on those Youtubes are about to get even more interesting.
It made the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC – this makes me happy in so many ways and Gogarty’s outburst getting intenational coverage is not one of them