Addressing an ‘empty hall’

As a former member of the Oireachtas, I concur with the analysis in the Back Room column (SBP 23/01/05) which calls our parliamentary system “deeply inefficient, over-adversarial and largely incapable of distinguishing the serious from the frivolous"

29th January, 2005

As a former member of the Oireachtas, I concur with the analysis in the Back Room column (SBP 23/01/05) which calls our parliamentary system “deeply inefficient, over-adversarial and largely incapable of distinguishing the serious from the frivolous".

During my time as a member of the Dáil (1981-82), I found it to be irrelevant to the needs of our country, which at the time was going through an economic crisis - a fact which did not...

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