Thursday July 16, 2020

Colin Murphy: In defence of governmental instability

The instability argument was always bogus

6th March, 2016
The Dail chambers

Politics is in disrepute; the political party system is broken; people power is in the ascendant. The key issues of our time – health and housing – cross party boundaries; their complexities defy the simplistic pieties of party slogans.

As a number of great minds have suggested, we need a new way of dealing with these thorny issues – a more participatory, people-focused one: a citizens’ assembly.

This would be a forum for bringing...

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