Politician claims road damage was caused by fairies – and he’s not joking

Politician claims road damage was caused by fairies – and he’s not joking

Road damage and fairies. Not exactly two things that you’d say go together. Unless you’re an Irish MP…

Now, we’re not saying every Irish MP shares this view, but according to Danny Healy-Rae – the politician for the Kerry constituency – road damage has been caused by disturbing ‘numerous fairy forts in the area’ and upsetting the supernatural residents.

He made the comments to the Irish Times after a repaired dip in the N22 road – the main road between Killarney and Cork – suddenly reappeared. Healy-Rae said the local roads were full of fairy magic and folklore, and that he’d rather go hungry than disturb a fairy fort.

The MP also made the same point in 2007 when he was asked a similar question about the roads.

Kerry County Council begs to differ, however, saying the problems are down to ‘deeper underlying subsoil/geographical problems’.

We know who we believe…

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