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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Will Catherine be facing the party whippy?

Published 14/06/2014|02:30

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Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone at Leinster House

Members of the Upper House were in tip-top form this week. On Wednesday, Fine Gael's Catherine Noone, right, declared a fatwa on that most Irish of summer institutions, the ice-cream van.

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"It's not that I'm anti-ice-cream, but the constant use of chimes in estates is an aggressive form of selling and it wouldn't be accepted in any other industry," she told the chamber.

But o-cone agus o-cone for the senator. One suspects some of her colleagues may not be taking the issue seriously, with Catherine acquiring the nickname of 'Miss Whippy'.

Moreover, on Thursday during a series of votes, suddenly the chamber was filled with the unmistakable fanfare of an ice-cream van.

Cue giggles all around.

Irish Independent

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