A motion of utmost importance was raised in Dail Eireann today, and many people will be very relieved by the outcome.
Cork Fine Gael TD Jim Daly put forward a major concern of parents and children – will Santa Claus have clearance to travel over Irish airspace this Christmas?
“Under the Irish Aviation Authority Act, has the Government agreed a proposal this year to grant a permit for Santa Claus to travel the length and breadth of the country?” Deputy Daly asked.
There were many smiles in the government as Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald confirmed that Santa will have free access to fly over Ireland and visit all the boys and girls next Saturday night.
“There will be no difficulty with Santa Claus’s permit for travel this Christmas. No objections have been put in by anybody”, the Tanaiste said.
Santa’s magic goes above and beyond government policies, but Deputy Daly took the opportunity to have a dig at the Fianna Fáil Party’s ‘new politics’ and their tendency of ‘watering down’ Government proposals.
We can breathe a sigh of relief now that it’s all official: Santa will be paying a special visit to homes across Donegal next week, provided all children (and adults) are on their best behaviour!
Watch the Christmas spirit come upon the Dail here: (Video: RTE News)