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‘The Sentiment was Genuine’

December 13th, 2009 · 37 Comments · Green Party, Irish Politics

There’s a multitude of Paul Gogarty related groups on Facebook – one of the first to be set up has Paul himself posting on it this evening. You’d think he’d be lying low and hoping it would pass – but no this is all about keeping the story going while the bill itself is swept aside like the people it affected.

Deputy Gogarty’s (Salary €100K per annum) loving the attention and doesn’t regret a thing – ‘the sentiment was genuine’. Classy man eh? The ringtone isn’t all you’ll be remembered for Deputy. I’m sure your constituents who have had their social welfare benefits cut won’t forget you in a hurry.

I wonder when he’ll tell us more about the technicality that caused his resignation as Education Spokesperson after the Green Party Convention earlier this year as he explained it away to Marian Finucane this morning. As I remember it from the very well covered event he quit over the cuts – no technicality and loads of drama.


It’s time the eccentric tag ceased. This is a vanity exercise. Deputy Gogarty might also like to call off his pack dogs with the homophobia and other taunts online too by the way. Or is that too a sentiment he shares?


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