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.