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Oireachtas own brand wine completely inappropriate - Adams

13 October, 2013 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said a proposal by some Oireachtas members to launch a Houses of the Oireachtas wine brand shows how out of touch some people are in Leinster House.

Deputy Adams, who has sent a letter to the Ceann Comhairle about the late night opening hours of the Dáil bar, said the fact that the Oireachtas wine proposal was scheduled for discussion before the pressing issue of politicians drinking while discussing important legislation, the unregulated nature of the Dáil bar and the unfair terms and conditions for Oireachtas staff shows how some members have their priorities all wrong.

Deputy Adams said;

"The Oireachtas own brand wine proposal is bizarre and shows how out of touch some members of the Oireachtas really are.

"The fact that this proposal was set for discussion before the pressing issues I have raised about politicians drinking while discussing important legislation shows that some members have their priorities all wrong.

"It is completely inappropriate that elected members of the Oireachtas would be wasting time discussing Oireachtas own brand wine while so many ordinary citizens, those who put them in Leinster House, are struggling to pay bills and put food on the table."

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