We’re used to controversial TD Danny Healy-Rae speaking his mind. After all, he’s the politician who suggested that people living down the country should be able to have “2 or 3 pints” and still be allowed drive home, because of the risk of them suffering from depression if they are unable to go drive to and from their local pub!
Having been elected along with his brother Michael in the last general election, Danny shows no signs of reigning in his beliefs, as he in an interview with Hot Press magazine this week, he has given his most bizarre comments yet. Denying that there is such a thing as climate change, and insisting that only God can control the weather, Danny backed his claims in the interview.
“The facts are there and history proves it,” he said. “We had the Ice Age. We had Noah’s Ark. We had all those stories. We’ve proof of the Famine in 1740, which was caused by two years of incessant rain … There were some centuries when the country was very hot… and then there were different centuries with so much rain and cold. So, those are facts.”
The Kerry TD also gave his opinion about gay marriage, admitting that he voted against it in the referendum, as he feels that there should only be one family model, with a mother and father. “What I am worried about,” he said, “is that two men, or two women, could adopt a baby, and these babies would have no say in it … That wouldn’t be a natural family for me. I felt it was wrong.”
Danny is also in favour of his constituents being allowed to keep guns at home and shoot intruders; is against repealing the 8th Amendment, and disagrees with the view that prostitution should be legalised.
But come on Danny, tell us what you really think!