Legal threat over website that rates our sexiest TDs
A tongue-in-cheek website comparing the sexiness of Ireland's politicians has sparked outrage in the Oireachtas.
Officials at Leinster House have threatened to take legal action over sexytd.com, which has been described as a "fun and memorable tool to help the Irish public get to know their Members of Dail Eireann."
The league table prompts internet users to pick which of two random Dail members they'd prefer to sleep with so that all 166 TDs can be ranked on its "sex appeal" chart.
The site's creator, Made In Chelsea star Francis Boulle, claims that he wants to hold the "first ever Irish political beauty contest".
Clearly some members of the Oireachtas have failed to appreciate Mr Boulle's humour, as one spokesman said it had not given permission for the TDs' images to be used.
"The Oireachtas is currently taking legal advice to examine if there has been any possible copyright infringement," the spokesperson added.
This morning, three Fine Gael male representatives topped the sex appeal poll.
Galway TD Sean Kyne came first in the chart after winning more than 200 'face-offs' and losing just 85.
The 'Leinster House Hottie' said that he wasn't taking it too seriously, insisting it's "just a bit of fun".
"It's ever-changing and it will be someone else out in front next week," Mr Kyne said.
The two sexiest women of the frequently-changing table, both work in the same constituency, Cork.
Fine Gael's Aine Collins and Sinn Fein's Sandra McLellan both won 60pc of their face-offs against on average.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny was originally in 36th position but has since moved to the respectable 18th position.
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin was in the 21st spot, while controversial independent TD Luke 'Ming' Flanagan did not fare well either at number 121.