Can any of your readers recommend a good place in Dublin to view the match on Sunday [France Vs ireland, 2pm kick off]. I was among the crowd in your photo (above) from the Sweden match [in Dame Lane, Dublin 2] . I’m looking for somewhere less busy and with a French twist (I will be with two visiting frogs). Anyone?
Previously: Remember To Breathe
Meanwhile, earlier in the Dáil…
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald during Leaders’ Questions earlier today
Towards the end of Leaders’ Questions earlier today.
Labour TD Brendan Howlin asked Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald – who was fielding questions on behalf of Taoiseach Enda Kenny – if it would be possible for Dublin City Council or the Government to erect a big screen in the capital for Sunday’s Ireland V France match.
Brendan Howlin: “I join with other parties on my behalf and that of the Labour Party in congratulating the Irish team on the magnificent result gained by them last night. I specifically congratulate the manager and fans. Every other major city involved in this occasion has a fan zone with a big screen. We have done something similar for all-Ireland finals and even for the equality referendum result. Is there any prospect that either the Government or Dublin City Council could by Sunday provide a facility for fans to enjoy the magnificent atmosphere if they cannot get to France?
An Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl: “That is one for the Tánaiste.”
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: “The Government could certainly approach the relevant bodies. We handled the public screening of the results of the marriage equality referendum very well at Dublin Castle last year. I am sure that could be replicated.”