Fresh bid to break Dáil’s legislative backlog

The cross-party Dáil Reform committee has rejected outright proposals to impose limits put on the number of bills that could be submitted by parties or independents

12th November, 2017
Government chief whip Joe McHugh

Government chief whip Joe McHugh is to hold talks with opposition parties to break the legislative logjam which has threatened the so-called “new politics”.

The promise made after the last general election was that backbench TDs would have much more freedom to produce laws of their own, rather than just concentrating on ‘parish pump’ politics.

But there are currently more than 100 opposition bills which are stalled at the second stage...

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