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Mick Wallace usually stands out among the suit-and-tie brigade - but may soon be forced to don a formal jacket to do his job. Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
The Daily Poll

Poll: Does it matter what TDs wear in the Dáil?

The Oireachtas is set to introduce new rules which could see casually dressed TDs booted out. Is that right?

CASUALLY-DRESSED TDS will soon be forced to leave the Dáil chamber, if new rules demanding formal wear are approved by members later this month.

The committee on procedure and privilege has ruled that the casual gear favoured by the likes of Mick Wallace is not acceptable for parliamentary business, with long-sleeved shirts or suit jackets being de rigeur in future.

Fine Gael’s Lucinda Creighton has backed the new rules, saying it’s inappropriate to dress casually when dealing with national issues, while People Before Profit deputy Richard Boyd Barrett has labelled the measures “pathetic”.

What do you think – are you in favour of the Dáil’s new sartorial regime? Does it matter what TDs wear to work?

Poll Results:

No (1373)
Yes (1208)
I don't know (37)

More: New dress code for smarter-looking TDs >

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