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#whip system

# whip-system - Monday 22 December, 2014

Enda: 'If there's no structure to get cattle into the ring then you have a fight every morning' Moo

# whip-system - Friday 28 February, 2014

Creighton: 'Inconvenient truths, independent thought' not welcome in government

The Reform Alliance TD made the comments this evening as her former party’s Ard Fheis got underway.

# whip-system - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

EU referendum would be a "good idea" says would-be political party

The National Independent Party, launched today, will open its first constituency office later this week.

# whip-system - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Column: Lucinda Creighton and Tom Barry – the story of two political Irelands

Two Fine Gael TDs were in the spotlight this week but for completely different reasons, writes Gary Murphy, who says we need to decide what type of politics we want.

# whip-system - Friday 12 July, 2013

Taoiseach asked me to resign: Lucinda Creighton

Former Minister of State for European Affairs says that Enda Kenny asked her for resignation after her Níl vote – so she handed it over.

# whip-system - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Column: Rebel Rebel – why are Irish politicians so whipped?

The Fine Gael spat over abortion legislation has brought public attention to the party whip system – an issue that’s rarely discussed and yet determines the outcome of nearly every vote in the Dáil, writes Dr Matthew Wall.

# whip-system - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Four Fine Gael rebels will lose committee memberships... and their offices

Meanwhile, Sinn Féin has said that Peadar Tóibín’s decision to vote against the party on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill is a “serious breach of party rules”.

# whip-system - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Column: The abolition of the Seanad is an act of political vandalism

The government’s move to abolish the Seanad is short-sighted, reactionary and populist – and the stringent whip system that our representatives in Dail Eireann are subjected to demonstrates this, writes Caroline Bergin-Cross.

# whip-system - Sunday 21 April, 2013

'Not fit for purpose?' Why the Dáil's party whip system may need reform

The whip system – where TDs must vote with their party position or risk expulsion – is the subject of some debate in political circles but immediate reform, ahead of potentially divisive abortion debate, appears unlikely.

# whip-system - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Aaron McKenna: What are we paying for the Dáil’s pointless pantomime?

Much Dáil business is an empty stage show – but there is a way we could make it better.