One of the country’s leading TDs consumes a curry for their Christmas dinner every year.Yes, you check out that correctly– A curry for Christmas dinner.Here at Extra.ie,
we wanted to spread some Christmas cheer with our readers and some of our TDs. As TDs get prepeared for Christmas, Extra.ie asked them some festive questions to get them in the state of mind. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins So, what better way to do this than quizzing some of the country’s leading TDs about their most uncommon Christmas traditions?We sent a list of concerns to some of the country’s most popular TDs inquiring about their preferred Christmas tune, what they consume for Christmas dinner, their most unusual Christmas tradition and the very best present they ever received. And we got some breaking answers back.< img src="// www.w3.org/2000/svg'%20viewBox='0%200%201200%20700'%3E%3C/svg%3E"alt= ""width=" 1200 "height= "700"/ > Minister for Future husband Paschal Donohoe told Extra.ie that he consumes a curry for Christmas dinner. Pic: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland Minister for Finance for Paschal Donohoe had the most unusual Christmas custom by a nation mile.A spokesperson for the Minister informed Extra.ie that he cooks a curry every year for Christmas. Not only does he prepare it, he eats it on Christmas Day rather of a conventional dinner.The Fine Gael TD likewise revealed that his preferred present was a toy fort for Cowboys and Indians when he was a kid. His favourite tune, meanwhile, is ‘Donna and
Blitzen’by Terribly Drawn Kid. Paschal Donohoe prevents the dullness of Christmas turkey and ham by making a curry for Christmas. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire And Paschal Donohoe isn’t the only TD who avoids a standard Christmas dinner on December 25. Unlike Paschal Donohoe, Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald does not have any unusual Christmas custom. Maybe this, she informed Extra.ie is unusual.The Dublin Central TD’s preferred Christmas present was a’Red Tomahawk Bike’ that was given to her in 1977. Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald’s most uncommon Christmas tradition is that she does not have one! Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins
Her favourite Christmas tune is ‘The Power of Love’ by Frankie Goes to Hollywood and she enjoys a turkey and ham dinner every year.Unlike her celebration leader, Louise O’Reilly told Extra.ie that she does not like turkey so has a rack of lamb instead.Family is the most essential thing in the O’Reilly home and the Dublin Fingal TD takes a seat with her other half every year to see Santa leave the North Pole in spite of the truth’our daughter hasn’t lived in your home for a very long time’. Louise O’Reilly TD’s favourite Christmas gift was a warm coat from her hubby a few years ago. Pic: Gareth Chaney Collins When it concerns Christmas presents, on the other hand, Louise O’Reilly’s preferred present was a’actually warm coat’from her husband.She described:’ I had never realised it was possible to be out in cold temperatures and still be warm til I got this coat and I like it. It’s really great for canvassing in too which is handy.’Family is likewise at the forefront of Michael Healy-Rae’s mind at Christmas time. < img src=" https://cdn.extra.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/07104917/Michael-Healy-Rae.jpg 500w, https://cdn.extra.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/07104917/Michael-Healy-Rae-214x300.jpg 214w, https://cdn.extra.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/07104917/Michael-Healy-Rae-300x420.jpg 300w"alt="Michael Healy-Rae" width="500" height="700"/ >Michael Healy-Rae delights in clay pigeon on Christmas early morning. Photo: Maxwell Photography/PA Wire
He explained that ‘in 1988 my mother provided me a book about Donald Trump’ and that this stays his preferred gift.On Christmas early morning, the Kerry TD normally goes clay pigeon shooting with residents is his town. He does not, nevertheless, have a favourite Christmas tune. Rather, he likes ‘listening to a tune called “White Rose of Athens” at Christmas time’.
While Christmas is a time for providing and love, Social Democrats’ TD Gary Gannon takes pleasure in getting competitive.
Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins The TD informed Extra.ie that ‘beating my young brothers at FIFA is my favourite [Christmas]
tradition ‘. On a comparable note, his favourite present was a wrestling ring that he got when he was four-years-old. Great Gael TD for Dun Laoghaire Jennifer Carroll MacNeill stated that she is eagerly anticipating making new
traditions with her young household this year.< img src="// www.w3.org/2000/svg'%20viewBox='0%200%20500%20700'%3E%3C/svg%3E "alt=" "width= "500"height ="700"/ >< img src="https://cdn.extra.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/17143035/Newly-Elected-TDs-4.jpg 500w, https://cdn.extra.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/17143035/Newly-Elected-TDs-4-214x300.jpg 214w, https://cdn.extra.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/17143035/Newly-Elected-TDs-4-300x420.jpg 300w" alt= ""width="500"
height=”700″/ > Fine Gael TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill is hoping to make some new traditons this Christmas. Picture: Fran Veale’ I purchased my son Twister this year; That could become an uncommon custom on Christmas Day,’ she told us.
‘Still a young family, just getting over the sleepnessness of the last few years.’
When it pertains to dinner, the TD likes turkey and ham with ‘lots of stuffing. Unrestricted stuffing. Then more stuffing please. With extra gravy.’
Picture: Fran Veale So, a plate of stuffing. Her preferred gift, meanwhile, was her engagement ring.Neale Richmond’s favourite Christmas gift was his son Luke shortly prior to Christmas in 2017. Every year, the Dublin Rathdown TD said, the kids get new PJs for Christmas while he jams to his preferred Christmas tune’Feliz Navidad’and consumes ham and turkey.Dublin Bay South TD Jim O’Callaghan spends most of the Christmas period consuming potato croquettes. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins
Fianna Fail’s Jim O’Callaghan invests most of his Christmas ‘consuming potato croquettes’.
The very best present he ever got, meanwhile, was ‘the total set of Robert Caro’s books on the years of Lyndon Johnson.’