Friday 2 December 2016

Dáil reform: We can learn from Europe how to fix our broken political system

Brian Hayes

Published 15/03/2016 | 02:30

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes
Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes

It is clear from the general election result that the issue of Dáil reform is now back firmly on the political agenda. While the previous government made some differences in trying to modernise parliament, it certainly wasn't a political revolution.

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So will the new Dáil take up the challenge? I certainly hope so. Speak to TDs from all sides and they will express their frustration at simply being there as voting fodder.

But there are two prerequisites.

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