Dysfunctional Dáil returns from summer break

No amount of summer rest, it seems, will deter TDs from engaging in heckling and procedural rows

21st September, 2017
The Dáil should be a busy place after a three-month hiatus

After a three-month hiatus, the Dáil was back in session in Leinster House yesterday afternoon and it didn’t take long before some worryingly familiar themes emerged in the opening exchanges.

It appears no amount of summer rest will deter TDs from engaging in heckling and procedural rows that drag on interminably and go nowhere. The only difference is the apparent touchiness of the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar who made clear his displeasure...

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