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Give the Dáil a Conscience by Colm Bergin

Posted on 2013/02/04 by sarah at 07:01

The recent moves by the Labour Party Chairman, Colm Keaveney, and the subsequent effort to try and silence him by the government for voting against them has highlighted something quite important in Ireland’s political process. Our elected representatives cannot vote with their conscience for fear of being punished. This man was castigated for voting against something that he fundamentally disagreed with and the system punished him for doing so.

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Twitterchat 6th of February 12-2pm

Posted on 2013/01/31 by sarah at 08:54

SAVE THE DATE! Join @Dailwatch for a Twitterchat on the 6th of Feb 12-2pm on:

'Political Representation in Ireland'

Attention all citizens, TDs, Senators, online activists, journalists, communicators, bloggers and all those interested in the political system in Ireland today!

Next Wednesday, February 6th from 12-2pm Dailwatch.ie will be hosting a Twitterchat titled 'Political Representation in Ireland.' We want to start a conversation around the current political environment focusing specifically on:

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Concubhar Ó Liatháin léargas

Posted on 2013/01/21 by sarah at 19:05

An rud annamh is aisteach. Ar 19ú Iúil, shiúl Teachtaí Dála an
fhreasúra amach as seomra diospóireachta na Dála mar gheall ar an
laghad ama a bhí tugtha do phlé ar Bhille Gaeltachta, an chéad ceann
dá leithéid ó 1 956. Dúirt go leor trachtairí sna meáin Ghaeilge
agus eagrais Ghaeilge gur lá stairiúil a raibh ann don Ghaeilge mar
gheall ar an agóid seo.

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Clearing the Road

Posted on 2013/01/21 by sarah at 09:25

If the financial collapse produced one positive outcome, it is that it revealed the resourcefulness and resilience of the Irish people. The magnitude and scope of the crisis united us as a nation and called upon each one of us, as individuals to take responsibility for a challenge we confronted as a country.

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Welcome

Posted on 2013/01/17 by sarah at 18:42

Welcome to the Dailwatch.ie blog. Here we will post commentary on current affairs as well as more general articles about the political system.

We welcome your contributions. To write a blogpost, please email your 800 word piece in either English or Irish to blog@dailwatch.ie

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