With the 2013 parliamentary year beginning this week, Backroom believes that the whip system in both chambers in Leinster House will come under pressure in the guise of political reform.
In the final few weeks of 2012, a number of calls were made for a loosening of the whip's grip on their parties. Some of these calls had more credibility than others, but all should be rejected.
The Catholic archbishops effectively called for a free vote on...
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