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Meath vice-chairman condemns David Bowie prank

Updated: Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 17:04 | Comments

Peter O'Halloran: 'I am sure Mr Bowie is entitled to a vote of sympathy but by the correct body and the correct manner.'
Peter O'Halloran: 'I am sure Mr Bowie is entitled to a vote of sympathy but by the correct body and the correct manner.'

Meath County Board vice-chairman Peter O’Halloran said he was “caught off guard” after rock icon David Bowie was included in the county's votes of sympathy on Monday night as a prank.

It was announced that legendary artist Bowie passed away in the early hours of Monday morning to a global outpouring of grief and tributes, which extended to the Meath County Board meeting.

O'Halloran's inclusion of “the Bowie family in London on the death of David” in the votes of sympathy was met with laughter, but the vice-chairman apologised for the incident afterwards.

“I was caught off guard and unwittingly read it out," he told hoganstand.com.

“I am sure Mr Bowie is entitled to a vote of sympathy but by the correct body and the correct manner.

“It drew a short bout of laughing from the delegates before everyone realised it was a prank and the seriousness and reverance that is normally given to this part of a county committee meeting.

“This is an item reserved for deceased Meath gaels who have given different levels of service to the GAA in Meath and is always given the respect it deserves.

“I am sure Mr Bowie is entitled to a vote of sympathy but by the correct body and the correct manner.

“I will do my best to ensure that something like this doesn't happen again and I am disappointed that a delegate took this action.

“I have to admit that in the cold light of day I can't understand why someone would do this. It shows a deep lack of respect to Meath gaels and, indeed, to Mr Bowie also.”

Video File : David Bowie (1988)


 

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