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#Dáil Bar

# dail-bar - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

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

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

# dail-bar - Saturday 24 August, 2019

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.

# dail-bar - Friday 23 August, 2019

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.

# dail-bar - Saturday 20 July, 2019

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.

# dail-bar - Monday 1 July, 2019

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.

# dail-bar - Monday 31 December, 2018

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.

# dail-bar - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Here's how many thousands of pints of Guinness were sold in the Dáil bar this year

Who was it necking the shot?

# dail-bar - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

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.

# dail-bar - Monday 17 December, 2018

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.

# dail-bar - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

€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.

# dail-bar - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

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.

# dail-bar - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

From The Daily Edge A pub in Galway has created a Brian O'Driscoll-inspired cocktail for the Six Nations Bring Back Bod

A pub in Galway has created a Brian O'Driscoll-inspired cocktail for the Six Nations

That’s some claim to fame.

# dail-bar - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

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.

# dail-bar - Monday 31 July, 2017

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.

# dail-bar - Friday 23 December, 2016

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.

# dail-bar - Sunday 18 December, 2016

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.

# dail-bar - Monday 21 March, 2016

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.

# dail-bar - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

# dail-bar - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

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.

# dail-bar - Monday 22 December, 2014

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.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# dail-bar - Thursday 18 September, 2014

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.

# dail-bar - Monday 20 January, 2014

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’.

# dail-bar - Thursday 26 December, 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.

# dail-bar - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

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.

# dail-bar - Saturday 28 September, 2013

'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.

# dail-bar - Monday 23 September, 2013

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 that TDs should be setting an example.

# dail-bar - Sunday 15 September, 2013

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.

# dail-bar - Saturday 7 September, 2013

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?

# dail-bar - Friday 6 September, 2013

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

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.

The 9 at 9: Friday

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

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? Exclusive

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

# dail-bar - Thursday 25 July, 2013

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.

# dail-bar - Sunday 14 July, 2013

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.

# dail-bar - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

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

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