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Dáil dress code scrapped

A number of TDs had been open in their criticism of the proposed changes.

Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett was one of those who criticised the proposed dress code.
Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett was one of those who criticised the proposed dress code.
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

TDS WON’T HAVE to go out and buy a new wardrobe after all – it was announced today that the Dáil dress code, which was mooted earlier this week, will not be going ahead.

According to Deaglán de Bréadún in the Irish Times today, the draft schedule for the Dáil has made no provision for the changes.

A number of TDs had been open in their criticism of the dress code, with Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett telling TheJournal.ie that it was “pathetic”.

The dress code had stipulated that TDs would have to be dressed in business attire.

The Irish Times states that the view was taken the media would “have a field day” if a deputy was ejected from the Dáil due to the dress code.

Speaking on Morning Ireland this morning, Deputy Boyd Barrett said he thought the Government had “copped onto themselves that the public thought it was absurd”.

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