When political indiscipline becomes the new normal

When political indiscipline becomes the new normal

The attempts by parties to exert too much control over their TDs do not work in a modern democracy and, if anything, often backfire

The suspension last week of Sinn Féin Senator Máire Devine for her distasteful retweet referring to Brian Stack as a “sadist prison officer” is just the latest incident of indiscipline within Irish political parties that has come to public attention.

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