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Where's the new king.. Michael Martin

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Isn't it strange that despite winning the recent election.. and therefore being without a doubt the people's choice for Taoiseach.. according to all in Fianna Fail..

Their Chieftain seems to have disappeared ...

I have spent the last two weeks listening to Bertie Ahern, Noel and Dermot, Willie O Dea, Sean Fleming, Robert Troy.. etc etc

But nary a word from the King himself..

Where's he gotten to ?

Is he being fitted in ermine for the Triumph he will be accorded down Pana, when he ascends to the throne.. ?

Strange ...
 
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Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD

29th February 2016
“During the past five years Fianna Fáil has repeatedly argued that we must change the way that politics is done in our country. The failure to implement any meaningful political reform remains one of the biggest broken promises of the outgoing government.
“More seriously than this is the fact that a failure to implement real reform carries with it a risk that we will continue to repeat the mistakes of the past.
“In this election Fianna Fáil has won a substantial mandate for its programme. We secured the largest increase in first preference votes and seats of any party. However we also acknowledge that every one of the 158 members of the new Dáil carry their own mandate which should be respected.
“We believe that the new Dáil should not represent more business as usual – that it should involve a decisive move towards a reformed politics. This should be addressed immediately and before the process of forming a new government is proceeded with. The next government should take up office subject to a reformed Dáil rather than leaving reform in the hands of that government.
“Our constitutional system ensures governmental continuity and the Taoiseach has already announced that he will not make appointments or enter into new legal acts before the next government is formed.
“As such, we believe that the opportunity to implement meaningful reform of the working of Dáil Éireann should be taken up now and cross-Dáil agreement on reforms reached before discussions on the make-up of the next government advance.
“In entering such discussions Fianna Fáil will advocate the reforms contained in our ‘21st Century Oireachtas’ document. This document is based on the principle of establishing a Dáil which is more expert and independent. The core elements of this are:
  • Major limit on ability of government to control all business on an ongoing basis.
  • Set timings for legislation except in emergencies and an end to the practice of guillotines.
  • Earlier and more comprehensive review of legislation.
  • The establishment of an independent budget review office to review and cost all proposals brought to a vote by either government or opposition.
  • The establishment of an office of Independent Legal Advisor to the Oireachtas.
  • A new regulatory oversight process
“Once groupings are finalised in the coming fortnight, nomination to a negotiating committee would be made by each Dáil group. They would be given a fortnight to agree core principles and asked to agree in-principle changes which would be adopted by Dáil Éireann.
“Fianna Fáil has heard the electorate and its demand for fundamental change. We are responding to that demand in a constructive and positive way.”

https://www.fiannafail.ie/statement-from-fianna-fail-leader-micheal-martin-td-5x/
 

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A FFailure was on Six One earlier saying that 75% of the Irish people rejected a FG led government. Ahem, more than 75% of the Irish electorate rejected a FF led government as well. ;)
 

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A FFailure was on Six One earlier saying that 75% of the Irish people rejected a FG led government. Ahem, more than 75% of the Irish electorate rejected a FF led government as well. ;)
Tomorrows examiner is saying that FF wont agree to a FG coalition. Looks like we are heading towards a new election in the summer, but what happens if Kenny isnt Taoiseach?

 

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Mehole saying that FG have taken a big turn to the right under their gay son of an immigrant leader.

It really is brilliant craic in Oirland these days.

Gays and immigrants do tend to be very right wing. They love money and they don't want to share it.
 
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