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Friday 9 December 2016

Scruffy TDs? I know how it feels to get a Dail dressing down

At least people who brought the country to its knees were impeccably dressed, writes Gene Kerrigan

Published 10/07/2011 | 05:00

There was a time, long, long ago, when I spent far too much of my life in the Dail press gallery, looking down at the muttering politicians. Conscientiously, I recorded the parliamentary debate that underpins the national sovereignty for which patriots laid down their lives. Stuff like, "Yer only an oul Blueshirt, so ye are."

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One day, while scribbling away, I was tapped on the shoulder and an usher asked me to come outside. On the landing beyond the Chamber, I was confronted by a Figure of Authority. "You'll have to leave," he told me.


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