A Democratic Programme for the 21st century?

The Irish Times series continues with a thoughtful article from documentary maker Nuala O’Connor. Much of the reaction has so far been a call to offer solution. O’Connor specifically mentions the 1919 Democratic Programme. An interesting exercise could be to compose a similar document relevant to the 21st century?

Wider recruitment for Ministers

The Irish Times has begun a series on political reform with the underlying premise of renewing the Republic. MacConghail writing in the Irish Times points the finger firmly at political culture and recommends primarily the  reform of local government. A wider look at how the Cabinet is actually composed may also bear fruit. Ireland is…

Fine Gael’s proposals don’t hit the mark

Eoin O’Malley 14 March 2010 The Irish Times reports today that Fine Gael in government it would bring in a major package of political reforms. These would be introduced in a package of referendums to be held on a single ‘Constitution Day’. The proposed reforms include; – the abolition of the Seanad; – a new…