Monday 18 December 2017

Lise Hand: Dail deja-vu puts a smile on Sean's face

FOR a change, the Ceann Comhairle was sporting a benign expression as he surveyed the two sides of the House locked in a lively debate over the Children's Referendum.

And this was because – for a change – there were no rowdy ructions or raucous name-calling, and every deputy was nicely dressed.

Alas for Sean Barrett, he wasn't presiding in his usual regal seat in the national parliament, but from a podium in a hall in the National University of Ireland in Maynooth.

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