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Champagne, selfies and a 40-car cavalcade in Healy-Rae victory tour

The brothers made history in this election, becoming the first siblings to be elected in the same constituency.
Feb 29th 2016, 8:39 AM 35,738 69

IN TRUE HEALY-RAE fashion, yesterday evening brothers Michael and Danny – now both TDs for Kerry – did a victory tour to celebrate and thank everyone in the county who voted for them.

Travelling in a cavalcade of more than 40 vehicles, the Healy-Raes received a warm welcome as they passed through towns and villages.

Making history over the weekend, they are the first siblings to be elected in the same constituency in one election. Michael Healy-Rae received the highest number of first preferences in the country.

While other candidates were still enduring the agonising wait to see if they would be joining the 32nd Dáil, the brothers kicked off their celebrations. And the locals, as is evident from the way they voted in the election, were loving them.

Source: Shane McAuliffe via Twitter

Photos from the Maine Valley Post show Michael and Danny stopping for selfies and champagne with their fans to celebrate their overwhelming victory.

The Healy-Rae family are known for their attention-grabbing stunts, with plenty to be seen during the election campaign, including these massive promotional truck-trailers and Michael’s excellent campaign videos.

Source: Michael Healy-Rae TD/YouTube

With the two brothers in the 32nd Dáil, we’re expecting a lot more of this.

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