Hot Tea Dumped On Young Local Election Candidate

Joey Kennedy was canvassing in Portarlington when it happened.

One of Ireland's youngest Local Election Candidate says people are dehumanising politicians, after someone threw a hot cup of tea on him.

19-year-old Joey Kennedy says he was canvassing in Portarlington when a resident got angry and dumped the drink on him.

He claims users on TikTok are particularly abusive, where people have attacked him and his policies.

The Fianna Fáil rep in Portarlington says it's a very hostile time in Irish politics:

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