Time for a change on political funding

We don’t let politicians fix electoral boundaries, why do we lets them make the rules on party funding

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Elaine Byrne

14th January, 2015

Is Shane Ross gaming the system by organising an alliance of independents rather than a party of independents?

Actually, no. As Ireland’s rules on funding politics were put together by political parties, they unsurprisingly favour incumbents and political parties.

This obvious unfairness of how politics is funded raises the obvious question. We do not trust politicians any more to decide constituency boundaries so why should we trust them to decide how politics is...

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