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Local Dog Steals The Show For Taoiseach’s Carrigaline Visit

A local (and very cute) dog named Tipper stole the show as Taoiseach Micheal Martin recently visited Carrigaline to launch a new housing development.

An Taoiseach launched the Brookhill estate of 69 affordable family homes in Carrigaline on Monday December 7th, in what is a hugely positive piece of news on the housing front this festive season. The development of A rated homes was achieved through partnership with Cork County Council, the Housing Finance Agency, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and Homeland Group.

Whilst a large security detail of uniformed and non-uniformed Gardaí, officials and journalists gathered to view the launch, there was one individual who seemed to be taking formalities a little less seriously. Tipper the dog was loving the attention as he ran around the Taoiseach’s feet during the press conference, came up to play with journalists and generally seemed to be loving the occasion.

Local lady Michele Geary is the proud owner of Tipper after rescuing him, though after he escaped from her garden in Nova Court, Michele was anxiously searching, even posting on social media in an effort to locate him.

However, it turned out Tipper hadn’t wandered too far and when the camera crews of RTE, TVE and photographer Daragh MacSweeney captured so many great moments with him at the launch, he made national headlines – featuring on news bulletins and national papers.

All is well that ends well and now, with newfound fame, Tipper is home safe and well with Michele.

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