Sunday September 20, 2020

Dail in danger of becoming a toothless sham

Our house of parliament falls far short of what the electorate deserves.

22nd September, 2007

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.

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