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# Dáil Bar

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These were the most popular drinks in the Dáil bar this year
Almost €10,000 was spent in the Dáil’s two bars since September.
Dáil bar to reopen for first time since last year
The two bars in Leinster House have been closed for much of the pandemic.
TDs and Senators rack up over €2,000 in arrears at Dáil bar and restaurant
Figures obtained by TheJournal.ie show how much was owed by Dáil staff last month.
84 politicians clock up €14,820 in Dáil restaurant debt
The debt is allowed under a new credit policy for Oireachtas staff.
How many pints of Guinness have been pulled in the Dáil bar in 2019? It's the week in numbers
Plus the number of buildings lying empty managed by the Office of Public Works.
Dáil bar: Over €13k more spent on drinks so far in 2019 compared to same period last year
Twice as much was spent in February 2019 than the same month last year.
Average of 30 TDs and senators a month getting Dáil bar and restaurant debts taken from salary
New credit process brought in last year to Leinster House facilities sees tabs of more than two months automatically deducted.
TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017
Gardaí are also investigating one case of fraud in relation to an Oireachtas salary.
Nearly €20,000 was spent on cigarettes in the Dáil bar this year
Over 1,700 packets were sold in the year to 15 October.
Here's how many thousands of pints of Guinness were sold in the Dáil bar this year
Who was it necking the shot?
Poll: Should the Dáil bar be closed down?
A motion calling for the closure of the Dáil bar has been passed by the Kerry Vintners’ Federation.
Kerry publicans back motion calling for the closure of the Dáil bar
They said the taxpayer should not be footing the bill for the subsidised alcohol prices.
€70k for desserts and €100k for confectionery set aside in food contracts for Dáil catering facilities
A tender to supply each of the Oireachtas’ five catering facilities was issued last week.
Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary
The Taoiseach encouraged the Oireachtas to investigate how to chase up politicians who fail to pay their bills.
A pub in Galway has created a Brian O'Driscoll-inspired cocktail for the Six Nations
That’s some claim to fame.
Taoiseach says politicians should settle their Dáil bar tab or have it taken from their salaries
The unpaid tabs at the Dáil bar and restaurant amount to €5,000.
Dáil bar and restaurant tabs 'should be paid at the end of every month'
Almost €5,500 in unpaid Dáil tabs will be wiped after a series of efforts to recoup the amounts owed failed.
Dáil bar and restaurant clears €5,482 in 16 years' worth of unpaid tabs
The outstanding tabs are understood to be a “legacy issue” going back to the year 2000.
Pint of the black stuff the most popular drink in the Dáil bar
Since 2015, Guinness has been the most popular drink in the Dáil bar.
And the busiest nights for the Dáil bar this year were….
The Dáil bar made over €11,738.14 on the first day of the 32nd Dáil in March.
33 politicians have yet to pay off their outstanding Dáil bar bill
Figures released by the Houses of the Oireachtas reveal that the largest sum amounts to over €800.
Chris O'Dowd was in Leinster House this evening and everybody wanted a selfie with him
Eh what is on his face?
And the busiest night for the Dáil bar last year was....
The Dáil bar made €7,461.19 the day the Water Services Bill was debated.
Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill
Earlier, proceedings were suspended twice in less than an hour – after a row over claims that senators were coming from the Dáil bar to vote on the Bill last week.
Irish politicians have started paying for their pints on time
Leinster House authorities are taking a more proactive approach when it comes to collecting money owed.
Dáil bar is exempt from holding a licence and its operation will not change
In a letter to Gerry Adams TD, the Oireachtas Joint sub-Committee on Administration said that the bar ‘operates on the basis of parliamentary privilege’.
Lapgate, run Rabbitte, run and talking through her f***y - the political year in videos
All the best shouting, attention seeking and scandal caught on camera.
17 TDs admit they’ve had an alcoholic drink before going into the Dáil chamber
“If a TD has a pint or two I don’t think that’s a problem for me and I don’t think it’s a problem for the citizens of the country either,” Labour chief whip Emmet Stagg has told TV3′s Midweek programme.
'It's a members facility'. Ceann Comhairle denies Dáil bar is there for drinking
Seán Barrett says the facility is there to give members somewhere to go when the Dáil is not in session.
Pub body CEO: I don't think TDs should be able to drink in Leinster House
Padraig Cribben of the Vintners Federation of Ireland told TheJournal.ie that TDs should be setting an example.
Chief Whip has no regrets over 5am Dáil sitting, says FG could have lost 10 TDs
Paul Kehoe has dismissed suggestions that Fine Gael faced losing up to 25 TDs over the abortion bill and has criticised the repetition by TDs during the debate on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.
Politicians' places of work: what happens around the world?
TDs and senators may have spent six figures in Leinster House bars last year, but how do their perks compare with those of their international counterparts?
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s talking about events in Bailieborough and Denis O’Brien’s tax bill.
Pints, wine and scones: Nearly €7k spent in Dáil bars during late night abortion debate
The amount spent on pints of lager and Guinness as well as Snack bars and Club Milks as TDs debated the landmark abortion legislation is laid bare in documents obtained and published today by TheJournal.ie.
Oireachtas bars turned over €300,000 last year
The Oireachtas bars do not “come under the same regulations as public bars”, a Freedom of Information request has confirmed.
FF Senator opens Dáil's Private Members’ Bar replica in Co Roscommon
Terry Leyden said former boss Charlie Haughey “would be there in spirit” while Mary O’Rourke would be there in person.
Here's what a drink costs in the Leinster House bars
This is the price list from the bars in Leinster House, with a pint 60 cent cheaper than it is across the road and Racing UK on the televisions.
How much is the Leinster House members' bar owed by TDs and Senators?
If you guessed over €11,000, you were right.