President Brendan O'Carroll?

Boy M5

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A few editions back the Phoenix had a profile of Brendan O'Carroll.
They highlighted

His various media appearances including standing in for Finucane where he did some charitable act.
His soft support for Labour
How he has made comment on political matters

They then queried whether he would plan to stand as President.

Of course we have a Labour endorsed president, who has done a good job, who may stand again.
Failing that apparently Fergus Finlay has strong odds from Paddy Power.
We also have another high profile man who has a female alter ego & has been indulged by the media & even given his own programme by RTÉ.
RTÉ also has Miriam O'Callaghan who is seemingly widening her interviewing on Sunday mornings from artistic people of a soc.lib bent to various Republicans. There is much talk of her wanting to take her 'arris to the Arras.


O'Connell is undoubtedly bright, popular, has a high media presence at home and abroad.
He is warm, he is also outspoken.
Last night on the little watched RTÉ chat show fronted by Raymond D'Arcy, O'Carroll again came and spoke that the role of President would interest him.

However, he is on a stage vulgar & crude.

Should that be an impediment to him being the person to uphold our constitution? Command in chief our Defence Forces, represent us to foreign heads of state?

I actually don't think so.

He's competent, intelligent, fluent and capable enough to represent us & do the role correctly.
He is is not Seán Gallagher.
(also he could compare clothing for older women with our nearest neighbour's head of state).

He lives out of the state for part of the year in Florida (I can see that being used against him by "26 county nationalists").

Would he be my preference to be president? No.
Actually I'd be happy with the incumbent continuing.
However, he is far preferable to an insider like Finlay. Or whichever insiders the 2 pillar parties roll out.

I think the president shouldn't be a retreaded politician. Rather from outside politics (Higgins partly meets that criteria).

So why not, youtube clips of his stage show, "wobbly bits" & rat's tail haircut not withstanding - which I am sure ye'll post, shouldn't he be our first citizen?
 


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Jesus/Allah/Buddha please no.
 
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Is he fluent in Irish?
 

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Joe Brolly will be next President, standing as an Indo but really Sinn Fein
 

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Joe Brolly will be next President, standing as an Indo but really Sinn Fein
Interesting - a fluent, charitable & intelligent man.
 
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Was Mary II?- Despite Owen Harris' canards.
I'm not sure about her fluency, but I would demand that of any candidate. One of the most critical parts of the job is to assess the constitutionality of legislation - and the binding version of Bunreacht is the Irish version.
 

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how would the local translator handle him visiting China/Japan/Russia and referring to somebody as a geebag ?
 
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how would the local translator handle him visiting China/Japan/Russia and referring to somebody as a geebag ?
In France they'd be looking for M Guy Bagues. He'd survive.

I actually think that his heart may be in the right place; it's his legal quals that I'd worry about - along with his language skills. That and his habit of wearing his specs on his head all the time. I cannot stand that.
 

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We need to understand the difference between NEED and WANT. We do NOT in any way make or form NEED a President.
 

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Brendan is a Republican, a Socialist and a Secularist.

He is also a generous and funny man.

He would make a great President.
 

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Tá me cinnte de go raibh Gaeilge líofa aici.
An bhfuil taifead agat uirthi? Ní dóigh liom gur bhain sí fad as aitheasc Gaeilge riamh.
 

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We need to understand the difference between NEED and WANT. We do NOT in any way make or form NEED a President.
Article 12 disagrees with you.

There shall be a President of Ireland (Uachtarán na hÉireann), hereinafter called the President, who shall take precedence over all other persons in the State and who shall exercise and perform the powers and functions conferred on the President by this Constitution and by law.
 

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A few editions back the Phoenix had a profile of Brendan O'Carroll.
They highlighted

His various media appearances including standing in for Finucane where he did some charitable act.
His soft support for Labour
How he has made comment on political matters

They then queried whether he would plan to stand as President.

Of course we have a Labour endorsed president, who has done a good job, who may stand again.
Failing that apparently Fergus Finlay has strong odds from Paddy Power.
We also have another high profile man who has a female alter ego & has been indulged by the media & even given his own programme by RTÉ.
RTÉ also has Miriam O'Callaghan who is seemingly widening her interviewing on Sunday mornings from artistic people of a soc.lib bent to various Republicans. There is much talk of her wanting to take her 'arris to the Arras.


O'Connell is undoubtedly bright, popular, has a high media presence at home and abroad.
He is warm, he is also outspoken.
Last night on the little watched RTÉ chat show fronted by Raymond D'Arcy, O'Carroll again came and spoke that the role of President would interest him.

However, he is on a stage vulgar & crude.

Should that be an impediment to him being the person to uphold our constitution? Command in chief our Defence Forces, represent us to foreign heads of state?

I actually don't think so.

He's competent, intelligent, fluent and capable enough to represent us & do the role correctly.
He is is not Seán Gallagher.
(also he could compare clothing for older women with our nearest neighbour's head of state).

He lives out of the state for part of the year in Florida (I can see that being used against him by "26 county nationalists").

Would he be my preference to be president? No.
Actually I'd be happy with the incumbent continuing.
However, he is far preferable to an insider like Finlay. Or whichever insiders the 2 pillar parties roll out.

I think the president shouldn't be a retreaded politician. Rather from outside politics (Higgins partly meets that criteria).

So why not, youtube clips of his stage show, "wobbly bits" & rat's tail haircut not withstanding - which I am sure ye'll post, shouldn't he be our first citizen?

This thread would not get discussed had O'Carroll not made it big on BBC.
Are we now going to have BBC decide who gets to run for prez in this country?
Git the f*ck outta here!
 
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This thread would not get discussed had O'Carroll not made it big on BBC.
Are we now going to have BBC decide who gets to run for prez in this country?
Git the f*ck outta here!
Jeez. To be fair to him he was famous in Ireland long before he made any sort of name for himself in the UK.
 


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