As they would, the 32nd Dáil Double Brother- Act, Danny Healy Rae, TD and Michael Healy Rae, TD are currently on a thanksgiving tour of the Kerry constituency with a cavalcade of about 40 cars and growing.
The political history-making brothers were full of praise, for the electorate of the area they’re now re-traipsing, as it became apparent yesterday that their big day in the sun would come to pass.
While waiting for the election count to wind its methodical way to a conclusion yesterday evening, the brothers excused themselves as they had important constituency business to attend to. They headed off , without fanfare, to the funeral of a constituent.
It was only made known by a close supporter in response to one of the many demands for their time from the overwhelming press presence which had gathered in one of the most newsworthy constituencies in yesterday’s long count.
The cavalcade which was initially due in Castleisland around 4pm this evening is now working on a 6pm – or close – as its time of arrival here.
Main Street here is already looking like a grandstand finish as people are arriving and parking up on a bitterly cold evening. All is in readiness to give the brothers the kind of welcome usually reserved for sporting heroes.