Friday 9 December 2016

No sign of a barney in the Dáil as TDs unite over terrorist attacks

Published 18/11/2015 | 02:30

Frances Fitzgerald
Frances Fitzgerald

It felt like ominous storm clouds were gathering, both literally and metaphorically. There had been a bit of a break from the gloom when the green carnival in Lansdowne Road on Monday night gave everyone a reason to feel chipper. The word 'France' evoked positive vibrations for the first time in days.

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But by yesterday, as Storm Barney loomed, the cold bite of reality was back.

The scheduled business for the Dáil was scrapped for a four-hour session of statements on last Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris.

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