Seanad debates

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Oireachtas (Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices) (Amendment) Bill 2013: Committee Stage


12:05 pm

Photo of David NorrisDavid Norris (Independent) | Oireachtas source

That is all right. This is something I will harp on about during the debate. Time and again, Governments have conspired against Independent Members to put them at a disadvantage. It was the same during the presidential election. A hoo-ha was made about the Constitutional Convention, but it voted by a majority of 95% - the highest proportion in any vote - to recommend changes that would democratise the process of presidential elections which are also loaded financially against Independents. This is a situation in which Independents are at a significant disadvantage. That is wrong.


No comments

Log in or join to post a public comment.