TDs must set a better example
Last year, the Dail did better than in previous years by sitting for 100 days, while the House of Commons sat for 142 days. And 2010 doesn't look to be any better because while the Dail returned on January 19, the House of Commons was back at work on January 5.
It must be comforting for the increasing numbers of Irish workers working three-day weeks to know that their TDs do the same because in 2009 the Dail sat only three four-day and zero five-day weeks.
In contrast, the House of Commons has a standard four-day working week, and sat for 20 four-day and 10 five-day weeks.