An MP who shouted "f*** you" at an opposition politician in the Irish parliament will not face punishment because of a precedent set in 1947.
Paul Gogarty of the Green party, which forms part of the ruling coalition, swore twice during a rant in the lower house of parliament last December.
He apologised immediatley for his ' unparlimentary language'. The committee said it found Mr Goartys comments were 'contempt of an aggravated
nature', it considers them to have been ill-judged, unwarranted, to have reflected extremely badly on the member in question and to have brought the
house into disrepute, But it also found that a similar incident in 1947 was resolved after those involved apologised and continued "to appear valid
The committee decide to take the same course of action. The official parliamentary account of the debate records Mr Gogarty as saying: "With all due
respect, in the most unparliamentary language, f*** you Deputy Stagg. F***you'.
Although not the best thing to say it's pretty funny to watch. People get very passionate when angry, you can tell he regretted it the second he said
it. I personally don't see it as a big deal, fair enough they let him off.
Being Irish myself I must say swearing is a lot more acceptable over there so this doesn't come as much of a shock that an MP has used bad language.
Jeepers. Quite a strong way to put a point across but if some idiot won't shut up, fair enough!
The New Zealand parliament always amazes me, it's like watching a classroom full of kids on a sugar high. It can be disgusting thinking that we pay
for them to do that as well, whilst creating more ficticious laws and taxes.
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