New Dail powers
•As a member of the Oireachtas -- to whom dangerous new powers are proposed to be entrusted in tomorrow's referendum -- I am incredulous. I am one of the last people on God's earth suitable to be given such a golden opportunity to target political opponents.
In case I am accused of false modesty, there are 225 other citizens who are equally underqualified to exercise this unsolicited gift. One hundred and sixty five of them are TDs. The other 60 are senators.
Dail Eireann, Leinster House,