Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Sunday 10 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C
make it stop

This is the catchiest song about a Healy-Rae's election campaign you'll hear today

No really. It is.

Johnny Healy-Rae / YouTube

WE’VE HAD POSTER wars, independents who can’t spell independent, and some unusual election campaigns – but we haven’t had many, if any, songs.

Thankfully one member of the Healy-Rae political dynasty has been quick to satisfy the Irish public’s appetite for one.

Johnny Healy-Rae has released this short country-western style piece outlining reasons why the people of Co Kerry should give him a vote in the upcoming local elections.

Important points of his campaign outlined in the video include:

No problem is too big for him, cos he’s a Healy-Rae.
Give him any motion, or problem you need solved, ask good ol’ Johnny, and he’ll answer cos he’s sound.
The Bishop said he’d vote for him.

Read: There’s a blog celebrating Ireland’s ridiest election candidates >

On The Trail: 7 odd, weird and wonderful things from Election 2014 >

More: Fianna Fáil has had more problems with Mary Fitzpatrick’s posters >

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.