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Government shelves Dáil reform commitments

17 October, 2013 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Sinn Féin Party Whip Aengus Ó Snodaigh has accused the government of shelving its Dáil reform commitments just a few short weeks after a referendum campaign which promised radical reform.

Speaking this morning Deputy Ó Snodaigh said;

“Only a few short weeks ago there were promises of no more guillotines, a new pre-legislative phase, and the earlier budget allowing a full debate on the Finance Bill and the Social Welfare Bill.

“Low and behold we are informed this week that another regressive Social Welfare Bill will be rammed through all stages next Thursday and Friday with it only being published two days in advance.

“So much for Dáil reform. So much for democratic reform. The government has shelved its Dáil reform commitments just a couple of weeks after a referendum campaign in which it promised radical reform.”


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