A candidate of an Irish MEP has gone viral after an online video showed his unusual campaign tactics.
Ben Gilroy, the MEP candidate for Dublin, published the video himself, literally pointing to a series of issues that, he said, face the country.
Brandishing a pitch, he explained his manifesto while hitting a wall of plaster painted with various slogans that included "state corruption", "violation of the constitution" and "illegal evictions".
He also pointed to the national RTE station during the video that lasts 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
Last week, Mr. Gilroy filed a high court judgment against the station after he was not invited to participate in any of his live debates before Friday's election.
When he posted the video on his Facebook page, he wrote: "Well, friends, everyone knows that I am a maker and not just a talker."
The independent candidate added that the policy "just got exciting" by ending the message with a smiling face.
"There are several problems that we must solve and I am the man to do it," he said in the clip.
Explaining that many people have been asking why he was carrying "a hurley stick," he said that elections were not between the right and the left but between "good and evil" and "good and evil."
He continued: "In this country we are really concerned about state corruption, which is one of the things I intend to resolve if I return here with the MEP office."
Mr. Gilroy also said that the European and constitutional rights of the public were being "eroded every day" by successive governments.
"The decision is yours." Are you still going to be a victim or do you want someone to fight for you? "He asked.
He said he was "the man" and added that "everyone knows it" and urged people to "choose someone to do it instead of talking."
He then gave the wall that housed his posters a final blow with the launch, throwing it in the process and cursing as he shook hands.
While some users of the social networks supported the video, other questions where Mr. Gilroy understood the powers that corresponded to a member of the European Parliament.
The elections to select the Irish members of the European Parliament will be held on Friday along with the local elections and the conditions of a referendum on divorce.
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