Sunday December 15, 2019

The ‘new politics’ has put the government on thin ice

Fianna Fail have been given a chance to reinvent itself

5th June, 2016
Michael D Higgins with Enda Kenny at Aras an Uachtarain after Mr kenny asked the president to dissolve Dail Eireann last February Pic: RollingNews.ie

The reality of the ‘new politics’ is slowly emerging. Let’s look at some important issues.

The Constitution divides the powers of government into three categories – legislative, executive and judicial.

These categories are not completely watertight; but what is termed “the executive power of the state” is required to be “exercised by or on the authority of the government”, which is “responsible to Dáil Éireann”. (Note that the government has a...

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