Gogarty moves from Dáil to recording

 

Former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty is probably most famous for his use of “unparliamentary language” in taking a pop at Labour TD Emmet Stagg during a Dáil debate in 2009.

However, he has now turned his hand to pop music instead under the stage name His Sweet Surprise, having released a debut single on August 26th and a corresponding YouTube video posted yesterday.

The video, which begins with Gogarty perusing photos in a USA biscuit tin and moves on to him playing a computer game called “Stagg hunter” before taking in a cake sale, a kidnapping and a murder, was yesterday described by the former TD as a “complicated dream sequence”.

</p> <p>When asked about some of the criticism levelled at the material yesterday, he appeared unfazed.</p> <p>“Anyone who sticks their head out or does something different gets abuse no matter who they are . . . There are people who look through a political prism, they’re going to make judgments based on that. They’re never going to close their eyes, listen to a song and make a judgment without prejudice,” he said.</p>

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