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All work and no play make TDs dull boys

AFTER all that referendum palaver, you could forgive TDs for taking a weekend away once votes had been counted.

And one Labour backbencher, Dublin North TD Brendan Ryan, took the opportunity to go to Budapest to cheer on the boys in the green.

So is he going to make it to the Euros proper?

"Not a chance," said Brendan. "The Dail is back today and Eamon Gilmore wouldn't allow that kind of skiving."

No such problems for Independent TDs -- Dublin North Central's Finian McGrath is hitting Poznan on Saturday.

Irish Independent