Tuesday 21 November 2017

Dail reform is important, but homelessness is bigger issue

TAKING THE HOT SEAT: Newly elected Ceann Comhairle Sean O Fearghail. Photo: Maxwells
TAKING THE HOT SEAT: Newly elected Ceann Comhairle Sean O Fearghail. Photo: Maxwells

Shane Ross

Dail reform and new politics started life on an old note last Thursday.

The Ceann Comhairle, Sean O Fearghail of Fianna Fail, was elected under a system that is supposed to have heralded in an era of Dail reform.

Sean is a thoroughly decent man. He will probably make a good chair of the Dail. He is an immensely able and popular deputy. He has one problem: his election, the first flag of Dail reform, was a travesty of transparency.

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