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Parliament is merely mediocre theatre

30th December, 2014
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Bertie Ahern

In the history of our country, we’ve only ever had a tiny handful of genuinely serious parliamentary debates that mattered. The biggest one was the debate over the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty. There was no party whip and every vote actually counted. When the decision was made, people on the losing side whipped out revolvers, said it didn’t count and attempted to impose their opinion on Dáil Eireann by force of arms. The matter was settled...

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