From top: Leinster House: staff will need a forklift truck to load paper into the state-of-the-art Komori Printer

This morning/afternoon.

At the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee meeting.

Discussing a report by Clerk of the Dáil Peter Finnegan on the printer overspend….

Staff will have to use a forklift to load paper in the controversial Oireachtas printer, which is going to cost significantly more than originally thought, according to Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane.

He said the state-of-the-art Komori Printer is twice the size of any printer that staff have used before and there are “training issues” in relation to its use.

Good times.

PAC hears forklift needed to load paper in new Dáil printer (RTÉ)

Earlier: “I Was Advised That The Estimated Cost Was €230,000”

13 thoughts on “Stop Press

    1. Tighe's Cylon

      I doubt they have the space for a forklift in there. Also it can be loaded used a small pallet truck. I’d be more interested to see how they’re storing the paper as it’d need to be guillotined to size for that.

  1. Murtles

    The Taoiseach has contacted the Lamborghini Corporation to purchase a new Aventador SR Forklift for €424,000

  2. John

    I wonder what the maintenance contract on a printer that size is?

    There’s definitely an election imminent if the TDs and Senators need a printer like that for their “correspondence”‘

  3. Verbatim

    “The total cost for the controversial Dáil printer and associated construction works was €1.629m, according to Chair of the Public Accounts Committee Seán Fleming”.
    “He also extended an invitation for PAC members to visit and see the new controversial printer.”

    Invite the public for a little admission fee to have a look around while you’re at it…

  4. Truth in the News

    How was it possible to install an Electrical standby emergency generator
    nearly 20 years ago into the Dail and now there is a problem with something
    a fraction of the size and weight.

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