Bill to reduce the number of TDs

Posted by Elaine Byrne Deputy Brendan Griffin (Kerry South) has introduced a proposed amendment to the constitution which seeks to – Hold a referendum on reducing the Dail to 101 members From 100 evenly populated constituencies   Retain the PRSTV system.  Deputy Griffin says the primary purpose of the amendment is to help “ensure that…

Lessons from Children’s Referendum

It is still far too early to be definitive in the analysis of the result of the Children’s Referendum obviously research is needed in order to ascertain why turnout was so low and why people voted in the way that they did. What we can say is that Saturday voting is unlikely to be the…

New legislation to allow Oireachtas Inquiries

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has today outline his plans for to allow Oireachtas Inquires within the limits of the rejection of the constitutional referendum last year. the RTE report is here. The official announcement is here The Bill will now be drafted so much is still to be played for,…