11 Oct 2019, 15.16
It is with great regret that the Houses of the Oireachtas Service is cancelling its participation in “Open House” tomorrow Saturday 12 October and Sunday 13 October 2019.
Speaking today the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD said: “We are bitterly disappointed to have to take this course of action. However, in light of the serious incident which occurred last night at the Merrion Street gates of Leinster House, we cannot take any further health and safety risks for the hundreds of guests who wished to attend and equally we cannot place our staff at risk. An open weekend will be rescheduled as soon as possible and we look forward to welcoming many visitors to see the restoration and conservation of their National Parliament.”