Sunday 18 March 2018

'Don't forget to pay your bar tabs' - bookmaker sends message to outgoing TDs

The billboard outside Government Buildings today
The billboard outside Government Buildings today

John Brennan

The latest publicity stunt by Paddy Power has seen the outspoken betting company send a message to the outgoing TDs on the back of an 18-wheel lorry.

A giant advertisement saying “TDs, don’t forget to settle up your bar tabs” spent the day circling Kildare St and Merrion Square. 

The move comes following regular reports of private debt collectors being hired to chase up thirsty TDs’ bar tabs running into tens of thousands of Euro.

Figures released to the Sunday World reveal that politicians owe a total of €28,642 to the Dáil bar as of November 17th, 2015.

Paddy Power make an coalition between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil the most likely to form the next Government.

While the company has put Fine Gael and Labour surviving in government at odds of 5/2.

A spokesperson for Paddy Power said: “You’d think that any member of the 31st Dáil would understand a thing or two about servicing a debt, but unfortunately a few of them have been skimping on their tabs and we’re only too happy to give them a timely reminder before they hit the campaign trail.”

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