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  • Newsflash: Country in a State of Chassis

    October 8, 2008 @ 10:00 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    While I would not necessarily agree with Vincent Browne, in his Irish Times column today, that the Oireachtas debate on the Bank bail-out Bill should have been a long-drawn-out affair, as took place in the US Congress, there is a good deal of truth in his more general assertion that Dáil Éireann is a fairly toothless body nowadays: the legislative branch of Government has been pretty well sidelined by the executive branch (Cabinet). (more…)

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