Colin Murphy: A referendum on water charges?
Putting the issue to the people would be an ambitious statement of ‘new politics’ by an empowered Dáil
The prospect for this new government and the Dáil oscillates wildly between the worst of both worlds and the best. The worst is a feeble government boxed permanently into a corner by a populist opposition, with everybody acting always with one eye (or both) to an imminent election. The best is an empowered Dáil engaging with an open government to improve the quality of policy design and deliberation.
The compromise on...
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