Why have the recommendations of the National Commission on Restorative Justice not yet been implemented? Do you think that restorative justice has any future in the Irish criminal justice system? If so, will it be legislated for?
Question from aidan butler Sat, 03/11/2012 - 16:32
my question is regarding dail reform. in your programme for government the halloween break is specifically mentioned, and i quote......"We will introduce a package of changes that will bring about a 50 per cent increase in Dáil
sitting days. Dáil Éireann will in future meet four days a week. There will be a summer recess
of just six weeks and significantly reduced breaks at Christmas and Easter. We will abandon
the practice of providing a “mid-term break” – a full week off at St Patrick’s Day and
Hallowe’en. When the Dáil is not in session the Committees shall agree by roster that a
particular Committee shall meet in the Dáil Chamber."
what i would like to know is why the u-turn at such a critical time in our country's supposed path to recovery.? has the programmed for government now been abondoned?