Brendan Griffin: Let's answer Ireland's call: reform or die
We need radical change of our political system, such as fewer TDs in single-seat constituencies
TODAY'S Ireland was born out of many system failures. Our banking system failed, with dire and outrageously expensive consequences. Our planning system failed, with far-reaching social, economic and environmental consequences. Our economy in general failed, with the scourges of emigration and unemployment being the tragic symptoms.
Prevailing over all of these system failures, our political system has fundamentally failed the Irish State and its people. Only when we fully accept this reality, can we begin to properly rebuild our nation.
It is crucial, for the sake of our country and the future of our people, that we consider all proposals on how we can fix the political system by putting in place a better one. That is why I have introduced a new Bill before Dail Eireann, that would radically change the political and electoral landscape as we know it.