Gilmore made reference to the church. "1930s constitution for the 1930s" and all that stuff which isn't entirely fair but I don't have the Party breathing down my neck.
Every single government TD was quite aggrieved at Donnelly's suggestion that politicians cant be trusted near it. He also used examples Canada and somewhere else who spent six million doing theirs where as we have 300k planned for ours. Suppose we would go cracked if we were presented with that bill but the initial figure will rise anyway no doubt.
Agree entirely about local gov Ogiol. What's redistribution of wealth without redistribution of power. I think Ming would be quite happy to be a one term TD and head back to Roscommon full time. He has talked a few times about directly elected mayors, presenting budgets and plans before elections with Councillors actually having the power to implement them. We would need to see a real shake up of the Dáil for that to happen I think. They just can't break ties with the pump.
Listening to Paul Connaughton in Dail, his father has thought him well. Where would him and the others be without potholes and medical cards? Breaks my heart listening to some of the stuff raised in Dáil Eireann. All for show and the local papers and not hope of any results from it. Was it Noonan last month made an 'emergency statement' on the ESM or something and the next item was wandering sheep below in Schull.