The controversial story of 'Swing-gate' had us all gripped earlier this year as it emerged that politician Maria Bailey was taking legal proceedings against The Dean Hotel in Dublin claiming she had injured herself when falling from their swing. Bailey later dropped the case but not before the press and the internet had a field day with it.
It also didn't help Maria's case that she had stated she couldn't run for three months after the incident but ran a 10km three weeks later. Last week, Bailey did say that said that she regretted taking the case, claiming she "made no attempt to mislead" anyone by taking it in the first place.
Anyway, you can find out more of the political ramifications of her actions on much more current affairs focused publications than ourselves. We just wanted to show you this fantastic tribute to 'Swing-gate' that was witnessed at the Courtmacsherry Harbour Festival in Cork this weekend.
— Gary W (@Gwhizz365) August 4, 2019
Yes, Josepha with the crutch. “Compo file” in hand! pic.twitter.com/90TZ3Jiy04
— Barry Holland (@HollandBarry) August 5, 2019
The attention to detail is what is most impressive. Sean O' Rourke with the microphone beside her (Maria Bailey did her first interview about the swing incident with the RTÉ radio host). Along with fellow TD Josepha Madigan giving legal advice.