‘This is A Very Serious Situation’

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Seán Ó Fearghaíl , Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann

“”These revelations are very grave and go to the heart of the credibility of our parliamentary process… the public must have total and absolute confidence in it.

I have requested to speak with a number of members, the tellers from last Thursday, and the party and group whips. I ask all to cooperate, as it is imperative to establish facts and restore confidence.

There has e has also been a complaint under the Ethics Act… but separately the Dáil’s procedural committee will have to meet and establish next steps for the operation of e-voting.

This is a very serious situation which requires urgent action; I am absolutely committed to establishing the facts and making any changes to the electronic voting system which is necessary in my view.” He says e-voting is integral to the Dáil system

Votes this week will only be taken when all members are sitting in their own seats; party whips will be asked to independently certify the attendance of their TDs before the tellers sign the result.”

Seán Ó Fearghaíl , Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann this afternoon.

Via Gavan Reilly, political correspondent Virgin Media News, who adds:

Dáil’s procedural committee committee is expected to receive its report, stating facts of the Dooley-Collins-Calleary-Chambers issue, tomorrow evening…

Earlier: Vote Early, Vote Often

8 thoughts on “‘This is A Very Serious Situation’

  1. Dr.Fart

    they should be embarassed. they only have to go in there for like half a day a week, and even at that they can’t bring themselves to stick around and do their jobs. mitching off like school kids, gettin their mates to cover for them, then scrambling for lies once faced with it. absolutely pathetic. it’ll all blow over shortly anyway, thats one thing they DO know. slam in a few other controversarys and itll be another drop of rain in the storm.

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  2. Portroegirl

    Will there be a full independent investigation into all political parties votes v attendance records( over a sample eg last 6 months )that are published by Oireachtas re ‘phantom votes’ and what legislation/motions were affected? Politicians get allowances for attending Dail and all attendance records are published.

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  3. Ron

    The political filth that police themselves. It would bring down the parliament in any civilised functioning democracy but not in this faeces ridden political freak show.

    I demand a review of the constitutionality of every vote since the introduction of the electronic voting method.

    Mass protests on the street. Drag these filth bags out of the people’s parliament and hold them up as the fraudsters, conartists and gobdaws that they are

    Cop on to yourself Irish electorate and demand the removal of these idiots, or at least have the courage to stand up and admit your a person that secretly supports and rewards the conartists and fraudsters with your vote.

    A nation of conartists and fraudsters is what this country is and that’s reflected in the caliber of idiot elected.

    When did Ireland as a country collectively lower the IQ of the country to minus figures.

    Cop on to yourselves

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  4. GiggidyGoo

    The telling statement from the CC
    “Votes this week will only be taken when all members are sitting in their own seats; party whips will be asked to independently certify the attendance of their TDs before the tellers sign the result.”

    In other words, they will do it differently this week.

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