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USC (17 Days To Election)

Ok, let’s talk tax. More specifically, let’s talk USC, which has already become a significant talking point in the course of this election. I had a negative experience with USC very recently, which has made the tax’s existence a prescient … Continue reading

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The Seanad Referendum: Why I’m Voting “Yes”

It will come as no surprise to regular readers to find out that I am planning to vote “Yes” to the Seanad Abolition referendum this coming Friday. It was, for me, an easy decision to come to, as I have … Continue reading

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The Constitutional Convention: Non-Resident Voting

The Constitutional Convention is back, after a fairly lengthy absence. It has a slightly fuller schedule for the reminder of its existence though, and the next thing up on the agenda is an important one. Non-Resident Voting Simply put, this … Continue reading

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The Seanad Referendum

And so, the Seanad referendum is upon us, at last. It seems like I have spent several years looking at constant suggestions, vague promises and outright lies about calling a vote on whether or not to retain the upper house, … Continue reading

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Constitutional Convention: Dail Electoral Reform, Part Two

Continuing on from my last post, here are some more brief thoughts on some general topics related to the reform of the Dail electoral system. Single-Seat Constituencies An interesting idea, to be sure. Ireland’s current system allows for larger constituencies … Continue reading

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Constitutional Convention: Dail Electoral Reform

Its constitutional convention time again, as “ccven” gears up for the first of two meetings to discuss the issue of Dail electoral reform. Seeing as how the convention will be taking two meetings to discuss this topic, I figured I … Continue reading

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The Constitutional Convention

So, the constitutional convention is upon us, meeting for the first time tomorrow, with the first “working” meeting coming in January. The words “constitutional convention” invoke images of political grandeur, of widescale reform and complicated meetings. I suppose you can … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: The Poppy

Ah, the poppy. Now there is a unique symbol of war remembrance. A simple red flower taken from the fields of France and Belgium that became overgrown so quickly in the aftermath of World War One, covering over the mud, … Continue reading

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The Children’s Rights Referendum: Aftermath

When I decided I was going to write something about the last few days of the Children’s Rights Referendum, the vote itself and what it all I meant, I could have had no inkling on the storm that would overtake … Continue reading

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The New And Improved Oireachtas Inquiries

It was with some concern that I noticed this announcement from Brendan Howlin that the government was pushing ahead with plans to introduce new forms of Oireachtas inquiries. I outlined my opposition to the 30th amendment to the constitution during … Continue reading

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