Derek Dignam

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On average the Oireachtas printers do 2,357 jobs every year. Photograph iStock.

Walk past Leinster House on a Thursday afternoon and you’ll often see TDs piling boxes into their car boots. The boxes are heavy, and there’s a lot of(...)

The full cost for building works needed to fit the printer inside Kildare House runs to nearly €400,000. Photograph: Alan Betson/The  Irish Times

When a senior architect at the Office of Public Works overseeing the installation of an €808,000 printer in the Oireachtas noticed the problem with it(...)

The printer has now been installed at Kildare House, but it is not currently in use due to an industrial relations stand-off between the Oireachtas and staff tasked with using the machine. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Significant” and costly structural works had to be carried out to fit a €808,000 state-of-the-art printer into the Houses of the Oireachtas offices i(...)

The large Komori printer, which could not be installed for 10 months, has now been put in place, but some Oireachtas staff are refusing to be trained on how to operate it until they are given a pay rise. File photograph: iStock

The Houses of the Oireachtas paid €808,000 for a state-of-the-art printer and then had to pay more than €230,000 on works to get it into a building be(...)