Noel Whelan: New politics means little legislation

Arguably the only substantial piece of new legislation passed by the Dáil was the Act to tackle the housing and homelessness crisis

Not a single Bill initiated by the Opposition has come close to being enacted by the current Dáil and Seanad

Not a single Bill initiated by the Opposition has come close to being enacted by the current Dáil and Seanad

The suggestion that Leinster House is a dull and frustrating place to work these days is corroborated by an examination of the current Dáil and Seanad’s record of legislative underachievement. Since the Government was finally established last May, the Oireachtas has passed just18 pieces of legislation, and only a handful of those were substantial Bills.

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