Sunday 26 March 2017

Free vote to end 'sheep-like' TDs

Delighted to see that the Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly has drawn critical attention to the party system in Dail Eireann (Irish Independent, March 11).

No matter who is in power it seems to me that the Cabinet and the government parties believe they know best regardless of what worthwhile ideas come from across the floor.

One of the most recent and blatant examples of this was when a private member's bill on education of children with autism was proposed by an opposition TD.

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