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# 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.

THE BUSIEST NIGHT for the Dáil bar in 2014 was the day the Water Services Bill was debated.

Figures released by the Houses of the Oireachtas under the Freedom of Information, reveals that on 16 December 2014, the Dáil bar generated over €7,461.19.

This included the sale of 301 pints of Guinness and 139 pints of Heineken, Budweiser and Carlsberg.

The next night, 18 December, the beginning of the Christmas recess for TDs, was the next busiest night for the bar, clocking up sales of €7, 055.94.

The black stuff

Over 193 pints of Guinness were drank that night and 184 pints of lager.

On the 19 December the bar took in €5,021.30.

The third busiest night was on 14 October 2014, where new members for Roscommon-South Leitrim, Michael Fitzmaurice, and Dublin South-West’s Paul Murphy, were introduced.

Guinness was again the most popular drink that day, with 254 pints being put away, and 206 pints of lager.

That day the Dáil bar took in €6,710. 12. The fifth most busiest day was Wednesday 3 December, where €4,823.20 was taken.


Guinness was by far the most popular alcoholic drink in the Oireachtas bars last year, with 73 kegs of Guinness being sold in the bar last year, followed by 35 kegs of Heineken.

Overall, the Oireachtas Bars, which includes the Members Bar and Visitors Bar, as well as the Self Service restaurant, the members restaurant and the Coffee dock, brought in profits close to €170,000 in 2013.

In 2013, Oireachtas Bars made a turnover of €285,564, with a profit of €104,129. The restaurants made a turnover of €902,262, with a profit of €68,819.

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