Wednesday 13 December 2017

James Downey: Dail reform would help exhausted TDs to give brains a real workout

James Downey

James Downey

DAIL deputies tottered away from Leinster House this week in a state of exhaustion. Nothing to do with the weather. They were exhausted from overwork.

You might find that hard to believe. Backbenchers notoriously get very little done in the national parliament. Notoriously, too, they spend a lot of time acting out their "messenger boy" role in their constituencies.

But this does not mean that they lack occupation while in Leinster House. On the contrary.

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