Now that we have just escaped a panic general election this side of christmas, perhaps we could give some time before the next one, to consider how democratic the process really is and how it is suited to the requirements, interests and expectations of this modern day society!
To set the ball rolling , lets consider just one particular aspect of public representation! to who do the individual Dail seats belong, the citizens, the political parties or the individual TD and their relatives?
Should a TD be really allowed to roll on, election after election ,being the candiate for election to the Dail, for fourty years or more ,or should there be a restriction as to the number of consecutive terms a TD may serve and if so, could this not be extended to Senators and the Office of An Uachtarán
Would this not be a suitable subject for the next round of Referenda admendments?