Lowry Admits Comment Over ‘good Looking Woman’ Unnecessary


Michael Lowry says the note he passed to the Taoiseach in the Dail, which referred to a woman as ‘not bad looking’, was – in hindsight – unnecessary.

It emerged at the weekend that the Independent TD passed the note to Enda Kenny in the chamber last Wednesday which asked him to consider reappointing Valerie O’Reilly to the board of the National Transport Authority (NTA).

In it, he described Ms O’Reilly as “A woman, bright, intelligent and not bad looking either!”.

Mr Lowry says that the comment was a lighthearted one and that he hasn’t received any complaints.

“It was a light-hearted comment and obviously it was unnecessary and in hindsight it was unnecessary” he said.

“I haven’t had any great discussion or contact from women saying they were unhappy about it – but yes, I accept that it was a light-hearted, unnecessary comment” he added.

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