Kerry TD says he’d ‘be happy to get in a plane’ flown by someone who’s had ‘three glasses of beer’

An opponent of moves to increase penalties for drink driving says he would be happy to get into a plane, being flown by someone who’s had three glasses of beer.

Kerry Independent TD Danny Healy Rae’s comments come as the Cabinet meets to discuss the prospect of giving TDs a free vote on the issue.

Shane Ross insists his zero-tolerance proposals for anyone driving over the limit will save lives.

But Kilgarvan’s Danny Healy Rae insists he has never seen anyone whose ability to drive is affected by three glasses of beer: