Dáil e-voting scandal

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Seems Timmy Dooley had some arrangement with Niall Collins where Collins ended up registering Dooley's vote in the Dail e-voting system, which is obviously a fairly appalling breach of the rules. Dáil deputies have to be present in the house and are supposed to vote themselves, for obvious reasons, fundamental to the whole democratic process.

Nobody would have noticed if it weren't for the fact that Dail votes are not a secret ballot and a light above each deputy's seat shows that they voted and which way. Just shows how technology can be abused.

The Ceann Comhairle is looking for a report into the matter but maybe he has questions to answer too. How come he (or whoever was in the chair at the time) didn't notice that votes were registered for Timmy Dooley when he wasn't present. If this isn't obvious from the operation of the voting system, then that is a defect that needs to be rectified, and maybe the system should be scrapped, if deputies can't be trusted to operate it according to the rules.
 


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Is this Russia or something?
 

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Seems Timmy Dooley had some arrangement with Niall Collins where Collins ended up registering Dooley's vote in the Dail e-voting system, which is obviously a fairly appalling breach of the rules. Dáil deputies have to be present in the house and are supposed to vote themselves, for obvious reasons, fundamental to the whole democratic process.

Nobody would have noticed if it weren't for the fact that Dail votes are not a secret ballot and a light above each deputy's seat shows that they voted and which way. Just shows how technology can be abused.

The Ceann Comhairle is looking for a report into the matter but maybe he has questions to answer too. How come he (or whoever was in the chair at the time) didn't notice that votes were registered for Timmy Dooley when he wasn't present. If this isn't obvious from the operation of the voting system, then that is a defect that needs to be rectified, and maybe the system should be scrapped, if deputies can't be trusted to operate it according to the rules.
watch Timmy Dooley arrive in the Dail chamber speak to a clerk go to depart but then speak Niall Collins first then leave (between minute 27 and 28 )
via @YouTube see how Dooley points to the seats
 
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Seems Timmy Dooley had some arrangement with Niall Collins where Collins ended up registering Dooley's vote in the Dail e-voting system, which is obviously a fairly appalling breach of the rules. Dáil deputies have to be present in the house and are supposed to vote themselves, for obvious reasons, fundamental to the whole democratic process.

Nobody would have noticed if it weren't for the fact that Dail votes are not a secret ballot and a light above each deputy's seat shows that they voted and which way. Just shows how technology can be abused.

The Ceann Comhairle is looking for a report into the matter but maybe he has questions to answer too. How come he (or whoever was in the chair at the time) didn't notice that votes were registered for Timmy Dooley when he wasn't present. If this isn't obvious from the operation of the voting system, then that is a defect that needs to be rectified, and maybe the system should be scrapped, if deputies can't be trusted to operate it according to the rules.
seem like France is only EU country that uses electronic voting card system for voting in national parliament https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/note/join/2012/462506/IPOL-AFCO_NT(2012)462506_EN.pdf

could that lead to more problems if MPs start giving other MPs their cards to vote
 
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Seems Timmy Dooley had some arrangement with Niall Collins where Collins ended up registering Dooley's vote in the Dail e-voting system, which is obviously a fairly appalling breach of the rules. Dáil deputies have to be present in the house and are supposed to vote themselves, for obvious reasons, fundamental to the whole democratic process.

Nobody would have noticed if it weren't for the fact that Dail votes are not a secret ballot and a light above each deputy's seat shows that they voted and which way. Just shows how technology can be abused.

The Ceann Comhairle is looking for a report into the matter but maybe he has questions to answer too. How come he (or whoever was in the chair at the time) didn't notice that votes were registered for Timmy Dooley when he wasn't present. If this isn't obvious from the operation of the voting system, then that is a defect that needs to be rectified, and maybe the system should be scrapped, if deputies can't be trusted to operate it according to the rules.
 

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But I gather that Collins told Indo journo last night that he hadn't a clue as to how it happened and Dooley has a different story today--Who is telling the truth
 

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But I gather that Collins told Indo journo last night that he hadn't a clue as to how it happened and Dooley has a different story today--Who is telling the truth
Interesting,
Another question arises,
Has it happened before?
 

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Confirms I'm right to vote for Independents.
 

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Why and where?
Because I dont believe in FF or FG and certainly not Labour with its hypocrisy and SF with its open borders agenda and continuing links to ex paramilitaries.,
 

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Because I dont believe in FF or FG and certainly not Labour with its hypocrisy and SF with its open borders agenda and continuing links to ex paramilitaries.,
Names of "Independents" you vote for,
No shame!
 

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Micko is a big a chancer as any of the Others IMO!

As for this Scandal in a functioning Democracy these two Jack the Lads would have already been given the Boot...

However in all probablity they will just get a rap on the knuckles, told they are very naughty boys

- and never to do it again.... 😡

Honour satisfied it will be forgotten by Christmas....🎅
 

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Mick is basically FF leader material. A special understanding of money and a belief the system is agin him already gives him FF pedigree of a dishonorary sort. Micheal M is just a non-entity.
 

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Mick is basically FF leader material. A special understanding of money and a belief the system is agin him already gives him FF pedigree of a dishonorary sort. Micheal M is just a non-entity.
You have a lot of growing up to do.
 


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