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Kenny - "Sheehan an embarrassment but I didn't know the details"




johnfás

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Link below - RTE reporting that Enda only just became fully aware of what happened. So . . . eh . . . what did you tell the Sergeant to ignore exactly on the night if you only just now found out the details of what happened?





RT News: Sheehan incident an 'embarrassment' - Kenny
Quite possible he didn't know the details. If a had a mate mouthing off to the bouncer while drunk I would quite probably say to the bouncer "ignore what he is saying, he is drunk" without being particularly interested in knowing what it was he was saying or why he was kicked out. Kenny in no way obstructed the Garda in the course of her work. What he told her was not to be offended by the aimless mutterings of an aging drunk. Most people would agree with that sentiment.
 

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If he's an ageing drunk what was he doing as Deputy Agriculture Spokesman? If Kenny had balls and integrity he would have had him expelled from the party
 
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There are other things to be concerned about rather than the drunken ramblings of some aging impotent blueshirt.

He retiring at the next election anyway.
 

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Quite possible he didn't know the details. If a had a mate mouthing off to the bouncer while drunk I would quite probably say to the bouncer "ignore what he is saying, he is drunk" without being particularly interested in knowing what it was he was saying or why he was kicked out. Kenny in no way obstructed the Garda in the course of her work. What he told her was not to be offended by the aimless mutterings of an aging drunk. Most people would agree with that sentiment.
Exactly. And from the link in the OP:


The Fine Gael leader said he had only just became fully aware of the details of the exchange between Mr Sheehan and the garda that took place at the Dáil.
Note the word "fully". Its fairly obvious that Kenny wasn't there for the whole exchange, and probably just caught the end of it. And told the Garda not to pay any attention to Sheehan's bluster. Pity the OP couldn't have read his own link before posting it.
 

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I'm surprised that every article I've read of this incident doesn't make much comment on the fact he was driving drunk, which is an utterly selfish (and matter of resignation imo) act.

His actual comments make me think of Fianna Fáil and the phrase "Same ************************, different day."
 

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If he's an ageing drunk what was he doing as Deputy Agriculture Spokesman?
That's a bit much. So he was drunk. That doesn't mean he's permanently drunk, and thus unfit to do a job. He was drunk on the night in question.
 

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Link below - RTE reporting that Enda only just became fully aware of what happened. So . . . eh . . . what did you tell the Sergeant to ignore exactly on the night if you only just now found out the details of what happened?





RT News: Sheehan incident an 'embarrassment' - Kenny
Think we should restrain our enthusiasm to have a go at Kenny until we get the facts--the Garda Commissioner is currently carrying out an investigation would more important to look at the competence of the Taoiseach and to advance reasons why he should not be sacked
 

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Think we should restrain our enthusiasm to have a go at Kenny until we get the facts--the Garda Commissioner is currently carrying out an investigation would more important to look at the competence of the Taoiseach and to advance reasons why he should not be sacked
Why is this incident only coming out now? It happened way back in July! Smells of dirty tricks to me .
 

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Why is this incident only coming out now? It happened way back in July! Smells of dirty tricks to me .
Of course its dirty tricks. I wonder what's in the Garda disciplinary code about leaking internal reports to national newspapers?
 

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Are people of the view that it should not have come out? Would that be preferable?

Sheehan had two months to come clean about his behaviour.
 

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Link below - RTE reporting that Enda only just became fully aware of what happened. So . . . eh . . . what did you tell the Sergeant to ignore exactly on the night if you only just now found out the details of what happened?

RT News: Sheehan incident an 'embarrassment' - Kenny
"Mr Kenny said the party would now move on from the issue." (my emphasis)

Attempting to drink drive and threatening gardaí are no problem for FG but if you get caught the party will 'move.' It's all a long way from forcing Phil Hogan's resignation over a trivial office glitch.
 

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Of course its dirty tricks. I wonder what's in the Garda disciplinary code about leaking internal reports to national newspapers?
The Garda Commissioner said that the local Superintendent dealt with iot, which means it was not sent further up the line, which means it was leaked by the gardai themselves. Gardai are mostly FF voters, I once heard garda stations descirbed ad mini FF cumanns- just look at iot most garda in the past came from western seaboard, donegal to Kellry, Cork etc - trad,FF heartland, though this may have changed a bit in recent years.
 

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Why is this incident only coming out now? It happened way back in July! Smells of dirty tricks to me .
Looks like FF fighting back against gargle gate by launching a "they're all the same" campaign
 

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Its time to close down the Dail Bar - there must be a health and safety reason to ban people drinkng while working.

Then hallf those drunken clowns might quit politics and leave it to grown ups.
 

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why was it not investigated fully if it was me that wa abused by a politician in the course of my duty I would want it investigated FULLY
 

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I am sure the Garda involved and her Supt,looked at the case and made their decisions on the evidence available to them,
 

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why was it not investigated fully if it was me that wa abused by a politician in the course of my duty I would want it investigated FULLY
So many soft eejits around here,

I, not unlike most people wouldn't give two shytes about some old pissed fart ranting rubbish at 1 in the morning as being from Ireland I tend to see it quite often and no one bats two eyelids.
 

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If the Garda spends a few years in the force she will see plenty of it too
 

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