The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald have once again come to blows in the Dail.
In a heated exchange today the Taoiseach accused the Sinn Féin leader of rank hypocrisy after Ms Mcdonald claimed the Government were favouring the rich with its new flat rate expenses system.
It is understood the Taoiseach made the accusations after the Sinn Fein leader criticised the Government for cutting allowances for low to middle income earners.
Mr Varadkar however seemingly took issue with Ms McDonald’s assessment as he claimed that the Sinn Féin leader was hypocrit given that she attended a $400 lunch in New York on the same day as the Presidential inauguration ceremony.
Mr Varadkar said that whilst the rest of the country were remembering the Armistice and inaugurating our president, Ms Mcdonald was nowhere to be seen, but instead she was drinking champagne with the super rich in New York.
Ms Mcdonald however defended her absence saying that she attended a Remembrance Service in Sligo on 14th November.
Before adding that the Taoiseach and the Government wanted to create a vouched system that provides modest relief, but yet no such system will be introduced in Leinster House.