Dáil debates

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Electoral Representation (Amendment) Bill 2010: Second Stage


2:30 pm

Photo of John GormleyJohn Gormley (Dublin South East, Green Party)

The Opposition Members have lately begun talking about electoral reform, and the party opposite has produced some modest proposals in that regard. However, today its members have decided to introduce a Bill that focuses on a single issue in isolation from all other aspects of electoral reform. The proposal would serve only to remove the discretion of the Dáil and diminish the role of the national Parliament. One has to wonder why they never thought to introduce such a measure when they had the opportunity to do so in Government-----


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