TDs a bit hot under the collar
The halls of Leinster House are full of hot air at the best of times, but the warm weather has raised the temperatures ever further.
It was evident in the committee rooms yesterday, with the majority of TDs attending the European Affairs Committee removing their jackets, giving the room a decidedly casual feel.
But chairman Dominic Hannigan seemed to be particularly suffering.
He cast off his jacket, his tie, and even opened the top two buttons of his shirt, giving the place a bit of a scruffy feel.
Given the high temperatures, The Punt will let him away with it this once.
By contrast, the person in the hot seat facing the questions from TDs and senators appeared remarkably cool.
Lithuanian ambassador Vidmantas Purlys, who was in Government Buildings outlining his country's priorities for the EU presidency, kept his suit jacket on throughout the session and yet he barely broke a sweat.