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Poll: Should the Dáil bar be closed?

The passing of the X Case legislation has raised questions about the appropriateness of the Dáil bar serving until the early hours. What do you think?

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THE DÁIL BAR stayed open until 5am on Thursday morning as TDs held a marathon debate on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy.

The late-night opening hours have raised questions about the appropriateness of a bar that stays open while the Dáil conducts official business. TDs and Senators regularly point out that it serves as a useful hospitality point for guests and that it also serves non-alcoholic drinks. On the other side, Senator John Crown has asked for a zero tolerance approach to alcohol in the Oireachtas chambers in a bid to crack down on TDs and Senators drinking any alcohol at all while the Dáil or Seanad is in session.

So today we’re asking: Should the Dáil bar be closed?

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