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30th Nov 2023

Tony McGregor tells TD to “keep my son’s name out of your filthy mouth”

Simon Kelly

“The people of your constituency will have the answers for you in 2025.”

Tony McGregor, the father of Conor McGregor, jumped to the defence of his son, telling Labour TD Aodhán Ó’Ríordáin to “keep my son’s name out of your filthy mouth.”

The remarks come after the TD called out the MMA star for “surrendering” to the far-right, labelling him a “gobdaw”.

Speaking to the Irish Mirror, Mr McGregor said: “Whilst I myself am apolitical and I don’t involve myself in the daily machinations of an Dail Eireann, however in answer to ‘Amadán’ O’Riordán calling my son a gobdaw – keep my son’s name out of your filthy mouth.

“The people of your constituency will have the answers for you in 2025,” he added.

Labour TD calls Conor McGregor a ‘gobdaw’ in the Dáil.

In a powerful speech in the Dáil this week, Deputy Ó Ríordáin effectively called out ‘dog whistlers’ from inside and outside the government, which he said led to the violent riots Dublin experienced last week.

“All the while you have celebrity people like this Conor McGregor gobdaw, you have people in this chamber who will use the words criminality and immigration in the same sentence as often as they can, to get some cheap political gain for themselves,” he said.

“For the love of god, would they realise that some things are more important than winning their bloody seats?”

1 November 2017; Conor McGregor’s father, Tony McGregor arrives at the Conor McGregor Notorious film premiere at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile.

It was revealed on Tuesday that McGregor was reportedly under investigation by the Gardaí into alleged incitement to hatred surrounding the Dublin riots last week.

McGregor stated that Ireland was “at war” and “you reap what you sow” on X during the riots. However, he has since attempted to roll back on his comments, condemning the riots as “despicable”.

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