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Thursday 28 August 2014

Ireland 'pimped out like prostitute to war criminal Obama' says politician Clare Daly

US First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters Malia Ann (right) and Sasha fight off an unwelcome attack of midges whilst listening to Head Tour Guide George McClafferty explain about the historically important monastic site of Glendalough, Co Wicklow
US First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters Malia Ann (right) and Sasha fight off an unwelcome attack of midges whilst listening to Head Tour Guide George McClafferty explain about the historically important monastic site of Glendalough, Co Wicklow
US First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters Malia Ann (right) and Sasha fight off an unwelcome attack of midges whilst listening to Head Tour Guide George McClafferty explain about the historically important monastic site of Glendalough, Co Wicklow
US First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters Malia Ann (right) and Sasha fight off an unwelcome attack of midges whilst listening to Head Tour Guide George McClafferty explain about the historically important monastic site of Glendalough, Co Wicklow
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 18:  Sasha and Malia Obama, daughters of U.S. President Barack Obama, walk to a limousine after descending from Air Force One with their parents upon their arrival at Tegel airport on June 18, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Obama is visiting Berlin for the first time during his presidency and his speech tomorrow at the Brandenburg Gate is to be the highlight. Obama will be speaking close to the 50th anniversary of the historic speech by then U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Berlin in 1963, during which he proclaimed the famous sentence: Ich bin ein Berliner.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 18: Sasha and Malia Obama, daughters of U.S. President Barack Obama, walk to a limousine after descending from Air Force One with their parents upon their arrival at Tegel airport on June 18, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Obama is visiting Berlin for the first time during his presidency and his speech tomorrow at the Brandenburg Gate is to be the highlight. Obama will be speaking close to the 50th anniversary of the historic speech by then U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Berlin in 1963, during which he proclaimed the famous sentence: Ich bin ein Berliner. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has slammed Independent TD Clare Daly after she accused him of 'prostituting' the Republic of Ireland to US President Barack Obama.

The independent TD said the Taoiseach had  showcased the Republic as "a nation of pimps, prostituting ourselves in return for a pat on the head."

Ms Daly, a TD for Dublin North, described President Obama as a "war criminal" and "hypocrite of the century" for preaching peace to Northern Irish teenagers while he increased US drone attacks by 200 per cent.

Continuing her astonishing attack, Ms Daly said there was speculation "whether (the Taoiseach) was going to deck the Cabinet out in leprechaun hats decorated with a bit of stars and stripes to really mark abject humiliation."

She also claimed Mr Kenny was "pimping" Ireland as a tax haven.

The TD said there had been "almost unprecedented slobbering" over the visit of US First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Malia and Sasha to the Republic while President Obama attended the G8 summit in Fermanagh.

Ms Daly also criticised U2 star Bono's tax arrangements, saying:  "We’ve had separate and special news bulletins by the State broadcaster to tell us what Michelle Obama and her daughters had for lunch in Dublin but very little questioning of the fact that she was having lunch with Mr Tax Exile himself."

In response, Mr Kenny said Ms Daly's comments were a "disgrace" and "beneath" her since Mr Obama was supporting the peace process in Northern Ireland.

The Taoiseach said President Obama "wants to support that process visibly, personally and with assistance from the US where 35 million Irish-Americans want this peace process to continue."

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