In the farce that is the media outrage over Lapgate, it appears that the flirtatious and possibly slightly randy TD Tom Barry has asked his Dáil crush Aine Collins to ‘Meet him’ – a colloquial term used to court someone into a romantic, awkward kiss.
The Cork North East TD has fancied Aine Collins for quiet some time now and others in the Dáil claim that he has ‘TB Luvs AC 4Eva’ scribbled all over his Dáil homework copies.
The Lapgate saga happened at 3am in the Dail last night when Tom Barry pulled Aine Collins onto his lap when she commented that she was cold. He didn’t get the shift there and then, but is reported to have used the “Me mates want to know if you’ll meet me?!” line later on at the bar.
No one has commented yet whether or not he did in fact score, but sources say he was fully loaded up on Dutch courage after necking 4 Jaeger bombs back in a row. He’s apparently “mad craic” when he’s locked late at night in the Dáil, even though he get’s a bit “handsy”.