Monday 27 March 2017

Suddenly Dáil reform is top of the agenda for political parties

Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny. Is the FG brand now too toxic for the party to stay in government? Photo: Collins Photo Agency
Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny. Is the FG brand now too toxic for the party to stay in government? Photo: Collins Photo Agency
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With all the seats filled, we're seeing that 'Dáil reform' is suddenly the great need in Irish politics. The two largest parties, who between them represent half of those who voted, have decided after years of dividing up power that now is the time for Dáil reform.

But what does the overall picture of the election tell us?

It tells us that the Irish people have decided to remove the guillotine from Irish politics. Gone are the days of a runaway government - unless the two main parties want to betray a large section of their more partisan support base.

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