In praise of… the Dáil bar (and parliamentary bars everywhere)

So last week the Dublin press (or some of them) were baying for blood over the Dail Bar bill on the night of the abortion legislation had deputies and Senators at their legislative work till 5 in the morning (are you still reading Stormont?). What set them off was the lap-gate ‘scandal’, which involved a very drunk Fine Gael TD Tom Barry hauling party colleague Aine Collins onto his lap at 2.40am. However the rise in takings at the bar …

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