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    This is roughly speaking an essay title I came across. The jist of it is, if the Government are making decisions at Cabinet level (NAMA, Permitted alcohol level, etc. etc.), whipping their own TD's into line and then ramming it down everyone else’s throat {using the guillotine and rejecting all Private Members Bills and even offers of discussions e.g. discussions were offered prior to the Ceann Comhairle being forced to resign which were declined by the Taoiseach thereby hanging there own guy out to dry} then is there any point in the Dail sitting at all-why don’t they just go home and be glorified County Councillors?

    I suppose an example of when a Backbencher did some good was when Gilmore took O’Donoghue down-but then proper regulation would have done that anyway

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    No, the Dail is a just a massive trough for the snouts of the pigs to feed in. Its a traitors convention centre.

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    No its a useless talking shop, thats why Ireland needs a dictatorship.

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    Its about as useful as tits on a bull.It's full of economic morons and spivvers that couldn't run a bath right never mind a country.All we need in this country are few good businessmen and a couple of good accountants to run this country, not 166 dumbass spoofers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Socratus O' Pericles View Post
    This is roughly speaking an essay title I came across. The jist of it is, if the Government are making decisions at Cabinet level (NAMA, Permitted alcohol level, etc. etc.), whipping their own TD's into line and then ramming it down everyone else’s throat {using the guillotine and rejecting all Private Members Bills and even offers of discussions e.g. discussions were offered prior to the Ceann Comhairle being forced to resign which were declined by the Taoiseach thereby hanging there own guy out to dry} then is there any point in the Dail sitting at all-why don’t they just go home and be glorified County Councillors?

    I suppose an example of when a Backbencher did some good was when Gilmore took O’Donoghue down-but then proper regulation would have done that anyway
    HAHA you must be enda kenny next week youll try to get rid of the councils!!!

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    Jaysus does nobody ever get just a bit tired of the constant hysterical raving on this site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by True Republican View Post
    No its a useless talking shop, thats why Ireland needs a dictatorship.
    It's a kind of dictatorship already. More or less a a junta. The whip is the main problem imho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katy brock View Post
    It's a kind of dictatorship already. More or less a a junta. The whip is the main problem imho.
    No its not, Ireland needs a pincoshet type figure to smash the trade unions and to suspend the constitution till 2019.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True Republican View Post
    No its not, Ireland needs a pincoshet type figure to smash the trade unions and to suspend the constitution till 2019.
    Tell me more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True Republican View Post
    No its not, Ireland needs a pincoshet type figure to smash the trade unions and to suspend the constitution till 2019.
    We need somebody who will banish the gombeens.

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