Our house of parliament falls far short of what the electorate deserves.
Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore announced their new front benches last week and made predictable pronouncements about the importance of keeping a close eye on ministers in the Dail and holding them to account.
Privately, both men know that the Dail is increasingly peripheral to forming political opinions among voters.
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
All Digital Access + eReader
Unlimited Access for 1 Month
Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.
€149 For the 1st Year
Unlimited Access for 1 Year
90 Day Pass
Unlimited Access for 2 Years
Get a Business Account for you and your team