New politics? Tension, paralysis, and a holiday

24th July, 2016

The much-heralded new politics was supposed to deliver us a more active Oireachtas in which every TD and senator had a real input into legislation and policy. This would result in a better political system and thus a better Ireland.

On the evidence of the first 11 weeks of new politics, there is little sign of this, at a time when the country is facing major challenges on the economic front following Britain’s vote to...

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