Tuesday 6 December 2016

Losing hope in political system

Published 10/03/2010 | 08:23

REFORM of the Dail. Now there's a novel suggestion. The Ombudsman has declared the Dail impotent because TDs and senators slavishly follow the line dictated by their party whips.

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She said current crises will not be resolved unless the political and administrative classes undergo profound change.

When she was appointed by the Government in 2003, Emily O'Reilly ceased to be a probing journalist and became a civil servant, some cynics suggested that the appointment was meant, at least in part, to muzzle a critical voice.

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