Monday 27 February 2017

Fionnan Sheahan: Interesting exercise, but jury out on how useful it will prove

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

THE sentiment of the members of the new think tank on the Constitution was summed up by the youngest of the cohort.

"I felt it was part of my civic duty to take part and try to change the country," said Ian Cleary, a 19-year-old UCD student from Tallaght, Dublin.

The convention is an interesting social experiment, throwing together a mixture of a third seasoned politicians with two-thirds ordinary members of the public.

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