Monday 5 December 2016

The last thing we need is more TDs costing us money

Published 21/07/2016 | 02:30

Constituency review: Simon Coveney Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Constituency review: Simon Coveney Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

I was horrified and very angry to read a report (Irish Independent, July 15) that we don't have enough TDs to run the country.

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Local Planning Minister Simon Coveney has commissioned a group to look into the matter with a view to changing the constituencies to increase the number of TDs. Absolute nonsense. He should commission the group to organise a referendum to alter the Constitution to facilitate a move to vastly reduce the number of TDs.

Ireland has a population of 4.7 million people and we have 158 TDs to cover that. Most of them are incompetent, self-serving individuals who rarely contribute to any issue of national importance.

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