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Why voters have the right to know whether TDs have any drink-driving skeletons

Cormac McQuinn



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As the storm of controversy over Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen's drink-driving incident raged, the Irish Independent sent two very simple questions to all 160 TDs via email on Monday afternoon.

The first question was: Have you ever been fined or disqualified from driving due to a drink-driving incident? If so the TDs were asked to provide details of the incident.