Close the Dail bar
  • Petitioned Enda Kenny

This petition was delivered to:

An Taoiseach, Fine Gael
Enda Kenny
An Tanaiste
Eamon Gilmore

Close the Dail bar

    1. Bebhinn Farrell
    2. Petition by

      Bebhinn Farrell

      Dublin, Ireland

Approximately 300 drinks costing just over €1,400 were bought at the Dáil members bar on the night of the abortion debate. A debate about life-saving treatment for the women of this country.
The massive bill was racked up on the same night the controversial 'lapgate' incident took place. Another clear display of lack of professionalism in the workplace of our elected representatives.
TD's clocked up a bar bill of over €10,000 in the 48-hour period around the abortion debate.
59 quarter-bottles of wine were consumed along with around 300 pints and almost 50 spirits.
The figures are taken from till receipts in both the members and visitors bars.
The members bar stayed open until 5am in the morning while TD's were in the chamber participating in the debate.
Gerry Adams said it is now clear that some TDs were under the influence of alcohol on the night of the vote.

This is a complete embarrassment to our country, and an insult to the people who elected these politicians to represent them. The Dail bar needs to be CLOSED. What other workplace has an in-house pub, open all hours? This is completely unacceptable. We demand that the Dail bar be closed, and if TD's wish to drink after work, they go to a nearby pub like EVERY OTHER citizen of this country does. If they wish to drink DURING work, they should not be in power in any shape or form.

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    Reasons for signing

    • David Keane DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • 9 months ago

      It's an embarrassment

    • Erin McLoughlin SLIGO, IRELAND
      • 9 months ago

      It's embarrassing, where else would you get away with drinking on the job, never mind making decisions that affect the lives of millions.

    • kieron merriman DUBLIN, DUBLIN, IRELAND, IRELAND
      • 9 months ago

      Because no other working body can keep a pub open past closing time. I see no reason why our political representatives should be any different, in fact I expect them to set the example.

    • Anne Fee GALWAY, IRELAND
      • 10 months ago

      I am not surprised to hear these facts,I have witnessed such behavior. Isn't it time the Irish electorate woke up and smelled the coffee. We keep electing the same people again and again.We vote for them because our parents voted for them or they did / got something for us etc...We never think to look or see what they have actually achieved on a national front. Time to grow up and use our brains because some of our so called Leaders have pickled theirs.

    • Mairead Higgins DROMAHAIRE, IRELAND
      • 10 months ago

      it's crazy having a bar in a workplace - particularly when that workplace is running the country.


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