T.Ds & Senators, Pay your Leinster House bar bills and abolish future "bar tabs"
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TDs and Senators can avail of a tab facility when ordering drinks or bar food in Leinster House, which they can pay off later. Traditionally, there has been no specified time limit in which unpaid tabs must be settled.
The Houses of the Oireachtas catering facilities consist of a members’ restaurant, a self-service restaurant, a coffee dock and two bars, one of which is exclusively for members.
Delayed payments have been a recurring issue for Oireachtas staff who have frequently been tasked with chasing politicians to pay off bills over the years.
Unpaid Dáil bar bills have been written off because there is “no realistic prospect of recovery of the sums due”, according to a report circulated to politicians in recent days.
Staff had some success in getting public representatives to settle outstanding bills but €4,000 was still owed as of March 10th, 2016, with 20 TDs and 13 Senators among the debtors.
This Petition is asking these T.D.s & Senators to pay their bar bills rather than having them written off.
This petition also asking the Oireachtas to do away with bar tabs at Leinster House and accept payment at the time of purchase.
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