Thursday 26 April 2018

You can't analyse TDs on voting data

FIACH KELLY claims to know a bit about an honest day's work for an honest day's pay.

On the evidence of his article penned under the fairly subjective caption: 'TDs who don't vote let down those who gave them the job' (Irish Independent, August 2, 2011), I beg to differ.

Frankly, his compilation of tables on who pressed yes or no in the Dail votes is of zero relevance. He is confusing data with information, especially as he has completely ignored those who contributed to debates, put down amendments and decided, in the interests of their constituents, to abstain -- wishing to register their opinion that they agreed with parts, but not with all aspects of a particular vote.

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