Donegal North East TD Padraig MacLochlainn was the star of the Late Late Show tonight….leading an Oireachtas team in a new song tipped to be a Christmas No1!Padraig joined other members of the Oireachtas and set aside all political differences to sing their version of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ for Ryan Tubridy and his guests…including One Direction!And the Inishowen politician sang the first solo for the show…and did well! He joked to donegaldaily.com afterwards: “Paul Simon will be meeting with his solicitors after that!”All proceeds from the song will go to the suicide crisis centre Pieta House, with bookies already predicting that it will take on this year’s X Factor for the number 1 slot!The Dublin Gospel Choir and the Lucan Gospel Choir were on hand to provide, well, a bit of professional harmony.Bridge Over Troubled Water can be downloaded on iTunes for €1.29. The project was sponsored by Noel Recruitment. Eighteen TDs and Senators took part in the recording organised by Fine Gael TD Derek Keating.“Everyone sounded great. I do think it takes a certain amount of courage especially for people not used to that role,” said the TD for Dublin Mid-West.Some of the Oireachtas members who took part included Fine Gael TDs Lucinda Creighton, Simon Coveney and Peter Mathews, Labour TD Joan Burton, Fianna Fáil Senator Averil Power, and Independents Stephen Donnelly, Mick Wallace and Finian McGrath.SINGING TD PADRAIG IS STAR OF THE LATE LATE SHOW! was last modified: November 26th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Pundit Paul Merson wonders whether Rangers will be able to provide Jermain Defoe with adequate service to enable him to score goalsThe 36-year-old striker has joined Rangers from Bournemouth on an 18-month loan deal to team-up with former England team-mate Steven Gerrard, who now coaches the team.Together, the duo plan to end Celtic’s seven-season winning run in the Scottish Premiership with Rangers currently tied with the Hoops at the top of the standings.But, while reflecting on Defoe’s loan move, Merson did express some concerns for the Englishman.Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“For me, he is a one out of two,” Merson told Sky Sports’ The Debate.“Give him two chances and he’ll score one. He doesn’t work on five or six chances. He is top draw.“But my only worry would be can they [Rangers] provide him? With them little balls down the side… I think he’ll score bundles of goals.”Defoe has previously played for West Ham, Tottenham, Portsmouth and Sunderland in the Premier League and is the seventh highest scorer in the competition with 162 goals in 496 games.