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Government cynically force Environment bill and stifle debate once more – McDonald

2 July, 2015 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Speaking this evening after the government forced the Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014, through the Dáil, Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has criticised “an increasingly cynical government and their use of procedures to stifle debate in the Dáil and force legislation through”.

Speaking after the debate was cut short, Deputy McDonald said:

“This government’s cynical abuse of Dáil procedures is becoming all too common as they seek to rush through legislation before the summer recess and bolster their appalling legislative record, one that will only be remembered for unfair and unwanted taxes such as the Local Property Tax and domestic water charges.

“I fear that we can expect more railroading of the democratic process from this government in the coming months as they grasp at any opportunity to achieve as much of their warped agenda as they can before the Irish people have a chance to remove them from office.” 

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