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The High Table Interview

Fine Gael TD: Why I got really pissed off at the government

Eoghan Muphy talked parliamentary reform in a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie this week.

FINE GAEL TD Eoghan Murphy has canvassed every member of the Fine Gael parliamentary party asking what political reforms are important to them.

Murphy has undertaken the survey of his colleagues in recent weeks after Taoiseach Enda Kenny asked for a report from his backbencher on what political reforms could be introduced in light of the recent Constitutional Convention.

Murphy has consistently argued for Dáil reform since he was elected nearly four years ago and wrote an internal party document proposing several radical reforms last year.

“What we need to understand is that everything that affects yours and my life everyday – whether it be bin collections, not being able to find a job, or people homeless on the street – comes from decisions made in the parliament, only the parliament isn’t fit for purpose,” Murphy told TheJournal.ie this week,  

The Dublin South-East TD said that people expected the current coalition would change the way politics is done, but said that “things like McNulty tell them that it hasn’t changed”. 

In the interview, Murphy revealed what government action really pissed him off last year and talked about one of the most amazing experiences he’s ever had in politics where “a couple of people cried”: 

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Video and editing: Dan Mac Guill/TheJournal.ie

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