Post Mortem

Democracy - but not as we know it

6th April, 2014
Councillors voted against voting. It happened the evening before April Fool's Day, so it was possible that it was a hoax: unfortunately it wasn't.

Democracy is a funny old game. Just when you think it's not the worst form of government around, it completely baffles you. There were a couple of interesting examples of this last week in the small, seemingly democratic island nation just north of France called Ireland.

In one, Micheal Martin, leader of the opposition Fianna Fail party, lamented on the national airwaves about the fact that the Fine Gael-Labour coalition had such a significant majority...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago