Dail suspended after Mac Lochlainn refuses to leave chamber

The Dáil's was  suspended for 45 minutes ealier today, because a DonegalTD refused to leave after being suspended.

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn had tried to raise remarks by the Taoiseach to Gerry Adams yesterday, during leader's questions.

Enda Kenny had suggested that the Sinn Féin leader might tell the truth about the tragedy, and the remorse and about the compassion that should have been shown for Jean McConville.

The Ceann Comhairle ruled that Mr MacLochlainn should leave, and he refused to do so:

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A vote was then taken to suspend him and he refused to leave, after a 15 minute suspension he remained in the Dáil chamber and it had to be suspended for a further 30 minutes.

Reacting, Deputy MacLochlainn says his party is not getting fair treatment from the Ceann Comhairle:

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