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Last Supper at the top table in Clifden: No going to the bar, no chatting with other tables... a damp squib

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Noel Grealish (Niall Carson/PA)

Noel Grealish (Niall Carson/PA)

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Noel Grealish (Niall Carson/PA)

Irish politicians attending the Clifden golf dinner complained about the dividing partition - that they couldn't see the speakers or properly hear what was being said, the Irish Independent has revealed.

Some of the attendees, who found themselves in Room B, grouched that they were being treated unfairly in comparison to those in Room A, as the divided halves of the banqueting suite were called.

One person claimed that it was "stupid" that the partition had to be opened slightly to enable Senator Niall Blaney of Donegal to enter Room A from Room B to accept the president's prize.