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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Willie O'Dea is Pinocchio

Is Willie O’Dea Pinocchio?

Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea is to make a personal statement to the Dáil later today regarding a sworn affidavit he made in defamation proceedings that he later admitted was untrue.

An untrue statement is a lie, isn’t it?

Is our diminutive Defence Minister a liar? Is he Ireland’s Pinocchio?

Did Bertie Ahern carve him, in his own image, from a little lump of Limerick lumber?

Mr O’Dea has been under mounting pressure to clarify how he denied in a sworn statement in April 2009 that he told a journalist the previous month that a Limerick Sinn Féin candidate Maurice Quinlivan owned a property in the city where two prostitutes had been recently arrested.

In the Limerick Chronicle on March 10th last year, Mr O’Dea responded to criticism by Mr Quinlivan of the high cost of having six civil servants working for the Minister on constituency matters.“I suppose I’m going a bit too far when I say this, but I would like to ask Mr Quinlivan is the brothel still closed,” the article quoted Mr O’Dea as saying.

Political Quote is delighted that Ireland’s answer to Joseph Goebbels has been caught in a lie, I doubt its his first in his career but it could be his last.

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