Question Time In The Dail


Sir, - Has Question Time in Dail Eireann ceased to serve any useful function? Observe a typical scene: long-winded replies to superficial questions, followed by a desultory dialogue between the Minister and the few deputies reclining on the Opposition benches. Question Time should be a serious exercise in Ministerial accountability, not a tedious ritual. Deputies will have to research their subjects, ask searching questions and demand concise but relevant answers. - Yours, etc., T. O'Connor,

Churchtown, Dublin 14.