Howlin: ‘do-nothing Dáil’ is as useful as a ‘local debating society’

Howlin: ‘do-nothing Dáil’ is as useful as a ‘local debating society’
Brendan Howlin, the Labour leader, says his party has 24 candidates ready to go Picture: Bryan Meade

The Labour leader says the government should call an election as 250 bills are ‘going nowhere’

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has called for a general election to put an end to the “do-nothing Dáil”.

In an interview with The Sunday Business Post, he criticised a Dáil where there were more than 250 private members’ bills which had passed second stage but were “going nowhere”.

“Every week, the government is defeated. But a decision of Dáil Eireann has now the currency of a decision in the local debating society, which is...

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