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”.

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