Multi-seaters and the problem of personality politics

Multi-seaters and the problem of personality politics
Do TDs have the time to develop specialist knowledge of issues such as the banking crisis? Picture: Photocall

It’s time to consider whether our electoral system is serving us well

Roy Jenkins, biographer and statesman, came to Dublin in 1997. His mission was to prepare a report on proportional representation for the new British prime minister, Tony Blair. Jenkins said he had chosen Dublin because it was “the home of PR”.

Later in the British Embassy, the former home secretary told me that he never failed to visit his constituency “less than once every two months” while he was in the House of Commons. I explained...

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