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#Lapgate

7 times this century sexism in Irish politics made us cringe

“Rein her in there”.

From TheJournal.ie 18 months on, how does this Fine Gael TD reflect on Lapgate? The High Table Interview This post contains videos

18 months on, how does this Fine Gael TD reflect on Lapgate?

Aine Collins spoke to TheJournal.ie about how the infamous Dáil incident was “a missed opportunity”.

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 In #BOD and #vinb we trust: Ireland on Twitter in 2013 Trending

In #BOD and #vinb we trust: Ireland on Twitter in 2013

The Irish tweeted about everything from lapgate to Anglotapes, Seamus Heaney to the Late Late (among other things).

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 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 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 Gerry Adams wants to restrict the sale of alcohol in the Dáil bar Dáil Bar

Gerry Adams wants to restrict the sale of alcohol in the Dáil bar

The Sinn Féin president has said his party intends to ensure the bar closes at the same time as every other establishment amid continuing controversy over TDs drinking during Dáil business.

From TheJournal.ie Some TDs drank during abortion debate... and 'one or two were a bit wobbly' Revealed

Some TDs drank during abortion debate... and 'one or two were a bit wobbly'

TDs have denied there was a “mad drunken session” as the Dáil debated the abortion bill on Wednesday and Thursday but questions have arisen out of the lapgate incident and the Dáil bar being open until 5am.