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0009e247-642Ceann Comhairle Sean Barratt

Someone must have told the cat to chill.

The Ceann Comhairle also said he was to examine the possibility of getting greater clarity of Standing Order 57, under which he took the decision to allow the inquiry into allegations of garda malpractice in the Cavan/Monaghan division to go ahead without debate.
Speaking in the Dáil prior to Leaders Questions, Mr Barrett said that at no time did he come under pressure from anyone in the run-up to his decision….he also withdrew the comment he made during an RTE Radio interview last week that the Opposition was out to undermine him.

He said it was in the heat of the moment.

Ceann Comhairle withdraws claims against parties (RTÉ)


seanb-e1413313744224Finger-wagger-in-chief Séan Barratt

Stinking rich speaker Séan Barratt.

But how rich?

Facebooker Liam Deegan fumes:

Séan Barrett, the man who refuses to let his boss Enda, down by throwing a fire blanket over the opposition in case someone happens to manage to start a fire under his bottom….
For a man that declares no income other than his Dáil salary, he has plenty of fingers in plenty of pies. Every share he owns has some form of return just like the Standard Life ones he holds and then there is his directorships, so are we to assume that he makes no income or claims no expenses from any of them? Are we to also assume that his shares are not held in offshore companies- Just like the ones he holds in the Channel Islands? Time for an indepth look [link below] at Sean’s  business ventures…


Liam Deegan (Facebook)

All information already in the public domain (see comments). Nothing to see here.


Sinn Fein Deputy Leader Mary Lou Mc Donald TD and Aengus O’ Snodaigh outside Leinster House this afternoon.

Ms McDonald returns following a sit-in the Dáil chamber last week in protest at her expulsion by the Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett. The party intends to put down a motion of no confidence in the Fine Gael stalwart.


Few deputies can escape Seán Barrett’s tongue or temper in Dáil (Fiach kelly, Irish Times)

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)



Ms McDonald and a Leinster House usher this afternoon.

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)