Dublin’s Lord Mayor comes to rescue of fainting fireman
Oisín Quinn first on hand to help light-headed fireman at Impac annoucement
Dublin’s first citizen Oisín Quinn had been attending the announcement of the longlist for the Impac Literary Award. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times
Dublin’s Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn may have just had his Obama moment.
At an event in Pearse Street Library this morning, Quinn was one of the first to come to the aid of a fireman who appeared to faint during the proceedings.
Dublin’s first citizen had been attending the announcement of the longlist for the Impac Literary Award.
Quinn, who had just finished his own address, was one of the first to react, jumping up from his seat and rushing over to attend the man.
The fireman was later helped outside by colleagues for some fresh air before the proceedings continued.
A Dublin City Council spokesman later said the swooning fireman may have been feeling the effects of a busy night shift.
“This happens when I talk too long,” Mr Obama later joked to the audience as the woman was escorted off by White House officials.