IT is far easier to remember the times when the use of Dáíl privilege seemed an abuse — and that is always a subjective assessment — than it is to remember the many occasions the principle served our democracy well.
Fri, 14 Jul, 2017
Sinn Féin has insisted it will not refund those who have paid their water charges despite the party’s pledge to scrap the controversial utility if elected — telling bill payers “there is nothing we would be doing in government” to ensure they do not lose out.
Fri, 28 Aug, 2015
A REPUBLIC is no longer a republic if democracy does not matter. Democracy stops mattering if the right to dissent, and to protest, is not protected, if the rights of minorities are ignored, if government does not listen to the people. A republic stops being a republic the day fear is used to manipulate public discourse.
Tue, 18 Nov, 2014