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#Dáil Bar

From TheJournal.ie 84 politicians clock up €14,820 in Dáil restaurant debt Settling Up

84 politicians clock up €14,820 in Dáil restaurant debt

The debt is allowed under a new credit policy for Oireachtas staff.

From TheJournal.ie How many pints of Guinness have been pulled in the Dáil bar in 2019? It's the week in numbers Prime Numbers

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil bar: Over €13k more spent on drinks so far in 2019 compared to same period last year Pints

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.

From TheJournal.ie Average of 30 TDs and senators a month getting Dáil bar and restaurant debts taken from salary Dáil Bar

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.

From TheJournal.ie TDs' and senators' salaries cost €19m last year - a 4.5% increase from 2017 Spending

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.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly €20,000 was spent on cigarettes in the Dáil bar this year Lighting Up

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how many thousands of pints of Guinness were sold in the Dáil bar this year Blackstuff
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Dáil bar be closed down? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

From TheJournal.ie Kerry publicans back motion calling for the closure of the Dáil bar Time Gentlemen Please

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.

From TheJournal.ie €70k for desserts and €100k for confectionery set aside in food contracts for Dáil catering facilities Feeders' Questions

€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.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary Pay Up

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.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says politicians should settle their Dáil bar tab or have it taken from their salaries Pay Up

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil bar and restaurant tabs 'should be paid at the end of every month' Pay Up

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil bar and restaurant clears €5,482 in 16 years' worth of unpaid tabs One More Pint

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pint of the black stuff the most popular drink in the Dáil bar Time Please

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.

From TheJournal.ie And the busiest nights for the Dáil bar this year were…. Drink Up

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.

From TheJournal.ie 33 politicians have yet to pay off their outstanding Dáil bar bill Settle Up

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.

From TheJournal.ie Chris O'Dowd was in Leinster House this evening and everybody wanted a selfie with him Dáil Bar
From TheJournal.ie And the busiest night for the Dáil bar last year was.... Drink Up

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.

From TheJournal.ie Amid claims of drunkenness, the Seanad has voted to pass the Water Services Bill Irish Water This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Irish politicians have started paying for their pints on time Paying Up

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil bar is exempt from holding a licence and its operation will not change Dáil Bar

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’.

From TheJournal.ie Lapgate, run Rabbitte, run and talking through her f***y - the political year in videos Review 2013

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.

From TheJournal.ie 17 TDs admit they’ve had an alcoholic drink before going into the Dáil chamber Oireachtas Bars

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a members facility'. Ceann Comhairle denies Dáil bar is there for drinking Dáil Bar

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Pub body CEO: I don't think TDs should be able to drink in Leinster House Dáil Bar

Pub body CEO: I don't think TDs should be able to drink in Leinster House Exclusive

Padraig Cribben of the Vintners Federation of Ireland told TheJournal.ie that TDs should be setting an example.

From TheJournal.ie Chief Whip has no regrets over 5am Dáil sitting, says FG could have lost 10 TDs Abortion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians' places of work: what happens around the world? Dáil Bar

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?

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Friday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about events in Bailieborough and Denis O’Brien’s tax bill.

From TheJournal.ie Pints, wine and scones: Nearly €7k spent in Dáil bars during late night abortion debate Oireachtas Bars

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.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas bars turned over €300,000 last year Oireachtas Bars

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.

From TheJournal.ie FF Senator opens Dáil's Private Members’ Bar replica in Co Roscommon Irony

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day

From TheJournal.ie Here's what a drink costs in the Leinster House bars Dáil Bar

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.

From TheJournal.ie How much is the Leinster House members' bar owed by TDs and Senators? Oireachtas Bars

How much is the Leinster House members' bar owed by TDs and Senators? Exclusive

If you guessed over €11,000, you were right.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin says Dáil bar opening hours referred to Oireachtas committee Dáil Bar

Sinn Féin says Dáil bar opening hours referred to Oireachtas committee

The recent late-night sitting of the Dáil to discuss the abortion bill and the infamous lapgate incident has reignited debate about the appropriateness of bar opening hours in Leinster House.

From TheJournal.ie Government TD: The Dáil bar should not be serving alcohol at 5am Dáil Bar

Government TD: The Dáil bar should not be serving alcohol at 5am

Meanwhile, the Dáil Ceann Comhairle has told a Sunday newspaper that the bar should remain open all night, comparing TDs presence there to being like sitting in their front rooms.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about the Killarney explosion, Belfast riots and Dáil bar drinking,

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