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Dáil bar should be subject to same rules as other bars – Adams

13 July, 2013 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said it is his party’s intention to ensure that the sale of alcohol in the Dáil bars is subject to the same licensing laws as every other establishment.

Speaking today Deputy Adams said there is an onus on Oireachtas members to be sober and correct when debating and voting on legislation.

He said;

“There has been an understandable focus once again on the opening hours of the Dáil bars.

“It is the intention of Sinn Féin to ensure that the sale of alcohol in these establishments is subject to the same licensing laws as every other establishment.

“It is ridiculous that alcohol is available here, as it was during the debate on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, until five in the morning.

“There is also obviously an onus on Oireachtas members to be sober and correct when debating and voting on legislation which affects every citizen in this state.

“This behaviour would not be acceptable in any other work place. This is a work place and it should not be acceptable here.”

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