Why our party whip system is undemocratic

The most basic democratic principle is the right to a free vote, so what is the point in voting in the Dáil every day if the outcome of the vote is always guaranteed? Eoghan Murphy reports.

26th January, 2014
The rigid whip system, as it currently stands in Ireland today, leaves us open to accusations of having a Potemkin parliament.

In trying to identify the most meaningful way to reform our political system and parliament, we must seek out solutions that recognise human nature and adapt to it, rather than ignore it. ''Everything has changed,"

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