Retail minister Neale Richmond and friends enjoy cheap Dáil dinner and drinks after supermarket talks flop

Neale Richmond has rejected Sinn Féin calls for targets for retailers to reduce prices. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Philip Ryan, Gabija Gataveckaite and Senan Molony

Junior minister Neale Richmond took 10 friends into Leinster House for dinner and drinks subsidised by the taxpayer just hours after he failed to secure commitments from supermarkets to reduce food prices for shoppers.