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‘Doing a Roy Keane’: Irish politicians get into argument after phone rings in parliament

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‘Doing a Roy Keane’: Irish politicians get into argument after phone rings in parliament

In one of the more memorable interactions in the Irish parliament recently, Labour leader Alan Kelly took serious umbrage with the phone of Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae’s ringing in the chamber.

Kelly complained to the Ceann Comhairle (speaker of the Irish parliament or Dáil) about Healy-Rae’s phone ringing – at which point he was accused of “doing a Roy Keane” in reference to the former manager’s rant at a journalist.

The whole thing was made even more farcical by the standard Nokia ringtone Healy-Rae still uses, and his response of: “Who’d want to be ringing you, you do nothing for anyone”.

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