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Budget bore Danny Healy Rae's sleepy performance becomes an unlikely highlight of Budget 2022

Other eye-rolling comments flooded social media in relation to this afternoon’s budget announcement


Danny's snoozzzze- in the Dail

Danny's snoozzzze- in the Dail

Danny's snoozzzze- in the Dail

Danny Healy Rae has unwittingly become one the highlights of Budget 2022 after coverage of proceedings in the Dail this afternoon appeared to show the Kerry TD with his eyes closed and apparently asleep. 

Eagle-eyed viewers spotted the deputy with his head askew as he leans close to his brother Michael during the live speeches.

One person took to twitter stating: “Falling asleep within 5 mins of the Budget speech at 1 in the afternoon. What a joke of a human being,” alongside an image of the deputy resting.

Another added: “Danny conked”, alongside an emoji of a smiling face with an open mouth.

“Out late last night before the hike on drink and fags”, suggested another.

“Danny Healy Rae having another 40 winks..Some cowboy”, added another alongside a Cowboy hat emoji.

Another who was less impressed added, “Danny Healy Rae asleep during #Budget22 - people of Kerry deserve better than this".

There were other eye-rolling comments flooding social media in relation to this afternoon’s budget announcement.

Mallow News, the satirical site, reported on the Government’s “Extra Fiver A Week For Paddy Easier Than Taxing Big Business”, referring to the €5 weekly rise for social welfare recipients.

The extra five euro will “just about cover a few candles during blackouts”, Mallow News suggested while Eamon Ryan was said to be “’delighted’ At #Budget2022 Plans To Designate Corpses As ‘Renewable Fuel’.

Mallow News also suggested that Budget2022 is set to provide half price travel for the under-24s, “meaning students can save money on their daily commute to their college food bank”.

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One commentator said Fine Gael has committed to reducing home energy bills with rolling blackouts wile another took a pot shot at Sinn Fein saying their response could be summed up by: “Everything is f***d and the government are to blame".

As for the free contraceptives for 17- 25-year-olds in today’s budget, one person said they “didn’t realise women stopped being fertile after 25..but we’ll take what we can get".

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