posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 11:50 PM
This is so typical and funny from south west Ireland. Im Irish but live in Australia. The guy Healy-Rae is a son of a local oul codger Jackie Healy
Rae who used to be a prominent politcal figure in Kerry for years. The whole family of Healy-Raes are tied up in multiple businesses in the area and
hthe family controls or owns numerous pubs. For deacdes.... decades..., they have been pulling strokes like this and getting away with it. Kerry has
some of the best facilities and roads in the whole country because of this family. They always were elected as independant candidates for the
parliment in Dublin and for years Fianna Fail had to use independant candidates to swing the balance of power in their favour over the Fibne Gael
party(now currently in power). The Haely Rae's had Fianna Fail over a barrel as they needed their support to keep power and so made sure funds were
used dispraportionately for the benefit of Kerry. Irish pubs are closing down at the rate of a pub a week at home, and i would say that some of the
Haely Rae businesss ae going the same way. The recession combined by (right and proper) drink driving laws have hurt the trade for country pubs and id
say this band of cowboys are no different. The depression of punters malarkey is just codswallop, and its actually funny how any people swallow it.
But unfortunately, the Haely Raes are very popular with cap wearing/guinness drinking/tweed jacket wearing/rolled up cigarette gombeens that you see
around the place. The Haely Raes themselevs are a tourist trap as they look like charcters straight out of that film with the leprechauns that Sean
Connery was in. I hate it when international newspapers even highlight these guys as it stereotypes irish people into a backward bunch of potato
Here is another story. Another brother of this guy entered a celebrity big brother competition. He actually won the vote from the public against a
load of pretty Girls and gay fellas that normally would emerge victorius from these types of horrific programmes. It emerged later that around 10,000
phone calls were made from the office in the parliment buildings of the aforementioned's father Jackie Haely Rae, ringing into vote on the show.
10,000 calls!! Word has it that he had his secretary ringing constantly for a week, to make sure his son won the show, costing the tax payer about
15,000 in a phone bill while doing it. It would be hilaroius if it wasnt true.
The bottom line is that the Haely Raes are almost comically corrupt and have not just a brass neck but a titanium neck and would definately try and
pull a stunt like this if it meant making a few bucks for their businesses. The sick thing is that they are that popular, they may even get this over
the finishing line.
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