Saturday 24 August 2019

Dáil chamber is so 'cold and chilly' – Micheál Martin complains

Micheal Martin
Micheal Martin
John Downing

John Downing

Fianna Fáil’s Micheal Martin reversed that message in one of the world’s best-loved carols - “Let it Snow – Let it Snow” – today.

While the capital’s citizens enjoyed temperatures of 11 degrees celsius outside on the streets of Dublin – Mr Martin loudly complained that it was far too cold inside Leinster House.

“It seems to be extraordinarily cold and chilly in this chamber. I often had a view that it was just to put people off coming in in their t-shirts or something like that,” he added.

“It’s having the desired impact I can tell you. It’s becoming a hardship post leading into Christmas,” he told the Dáil chairman Seán Ó Fearghaíl.

The chairman then suggested that this should count as the Fianna Fáil’s chance to question the Taoiseach. Mr Martin quickly replied that this was not his “serious question” – as he quickly moved to talk about public appointments.

“Maybe you don’t want the temperature to rise too much,” Mr Martin told the Dáil chairman.

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