We may be experiencing a milder than usual December but Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin is feeling the cold, writes Elaine Loughlin.
During Dáil business this afternoon Mr Martin complained that it was "extraordinarily chilly in the Chamber".
"I hold the view maybe it was to prevent Members from coming in in their T-shirts or something like that. I can assure you it is having the desired impact. "It is becoming a hardship post in the week leading into Christmas," he told the Dail.
To which the Ceann Comhairle replied: "I do not really think that is the Government's failure."
Mr Martin said he appreciated the fact that maybe the Ceann Comhairle didn't want temperatures to rise too much.
Fianna Fáil's John Brassil quipped: "We might be expecting snow."