One fellow TD even dubbed him "Kerry’s Sarah Palin" - as you can imagine, that was not meant as a compliment.
It also generated a lot of comment online with users alternating between despair, mockery and humour.
The trouble with #DannyHealyRae is he leaves nowhere for @WhispersNewsLTD to go.— Maïa Dunphy (@MaiaDunphy) May 5, 2016
Based on this morning's weather if #DannyHealyRae is right, God must love #Cobh We have gorgeous weather here! 🌞🌞🌞 pic.twitter.com/6r8MUpVJKD— Ken Curtin 🇮🇪 🇪🇺 🇺🇦 (@kencurtin) May 5, 2016
Met Éireann says it's going to be a belter this weekend! #DannyHealyRae has his suspicions.— Dean Ruxton (@DeanRuxton) May 5, 2016
Dreading the moment #DannyHealyRae hits the international news headlines pic.twitter.com/rIgJZoxYVh— Niamh (@NiamhPitts) May 5, 2016
If #DannyHealyRae is right, maybe we should be figuring out why God had so many mood swings these last few weeks— Mike McLoughlin (@zuroph) May 4, 2016
Ciara Kenny, a pharmacist from Kerry who is clearly a dab hand at art, also posted this drawing to her Twitter account which many think hits the nail on the head.
She calls her theory ’the Healy Rae Cycle’.
You can check out more of Ciara’s art here.