Penalising brave TDs is shameful
Madam – Penalising a TD, senator or councillor for voting in accordance with their conscience is terribly wrong. It's disgraceful. It's undemocratic, it's scandalous, it's shameful.
People of conscience are people of integrity, of moral courage. People who put what they believe ahead of their own self-interest are what society, people, and country need.
They are the type of leaders our country needs. And what message does the penalising of a TD send out?