Senator Mark Daly questions the Taoiseach in Senate on his promised ‘democratic revolution
Last week in the Seanad Senator Mark Daly questioned the Taoiseach on his promised ‘democratic revolution’.
“When the Taoiseach took office, he promised a democratic revolution. He also promised transparency. He was going to learn from the mistakes of the past, reinvent the country and make a covenant with the people to tell them the truth.”
Senator Daly pointed out there has been a severe lack of legislation passed in the first four months of this year, with only five bills reaching completion.
‘In the first four months of this year 5 Bills have been passed. At that rate of going, we will pass a little over 12 Bills in the entire year. Does that sound like a democratic revolution? 5 Bills in four months is not acceptable’.
Senator Daly reaffirmed that the ‘democratic revolution’ has not materialised. This can be easily seen by the example of the Protection of Children’s Health from Tobacco smoke Bill 2012 which was passed through the Seanad last week.‘While I am delighted the bill has been passed through the Seanad, it has taken two years for this to happen’.