This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 7 December, 2019
Advertisement

Watch: TD offers to share 'a candle and bottle of wine' with Shatter - but he prefers a G&T

An outbreak of love at the Oireachtas Justice Committee earlier…


THE OIREACHTAS JUSTICE Committee is debating amendments to the Legal Services Bill and while it’s pretty humdrum stuff there was a brief outbreak of cross-party collegiality, perhaps even love, earlier.

Sinn Féin TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn was bemoaning the lack of provisions in the bill for dealing with legal costs and noted that Shatter, a lawyer by trade, was a “learned man” with strong views on these matters.

As committee chair, David Stanton, urged the deputy to conduct his questioning through the chair, McLochlainn said: “Me and the Minister enjoy these talks.

“I was going to get a candle and a bottle of wine there.”

There was much laughter before Shatter asked: “If Deputy MacLochlainn is going to get the candle and a bottle of wine, can I put in a claim for a gin and tonic and a packet of peanuts?”

It was all very lovely and we’re sure the two deputies will get together in the Dáil bar later this evening for that nice bottle of wine or, in the Minister’s case, a G&T.

Hat tip: Danielle Martin

‘A fan of oratory’: Fly interrupts Dáil debate on DNA database

WATCH: ‘It’s certainly not a catwalk’: ‘Reservoir TDs’ unite for Yes vote in Court referendum

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Hugh O'Connell

Read next:

COMMENTS (12)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel