Old building repairs offer TDs a new alibi for early holidays
You could hardly expect TDs to return to an autumnal Leinster House without knowing who won the Rose of Tralee, much less who won the Sam Maguire Cup. Never mind that the answer to both questions, in real and material terms, was often Kerry.
In politics you could never be too sure of anything. So, in the meantime, it was best to let the holidays run.
In fact, to be on the safe side, it was best to leave Leinster House good and early to avoid other surprises.