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New generation of leaders??


enby

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In the UK, the 3 main parties are led by MPs first elected in 2001/05. In the US Obama managed to become President after 2 years service in the Senate. Yet here whenever there is talk of FF replacing Cowen or FG dumping Kenny, the same tired and long serving old names are trotted out as putative replacements (Martin, Lenihan, Ahern et al in FF, Bruton in FG). Are there not any younger politicians ready and able to take on leadership roles in Irish politics and to challenge the lazy Leinster House consensus that you have to serve your time loyally and dutifully before you do so?

Maybe George Lee had a point after all
 

Victor Meldrew

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Are there not any younger politicians ready and able to take on leadership roles in Irish politics and to challenge the lazy Leinster House consensus that you have to serve your time loyally and dutifully before you do so?

Maybe George Lee had a point after all
Having "journeymen" from the 70's and 80's is just nuts.

There should be a cap of no more than 10 consecutive years in the Dail, whoch would force the TD's out to pasture afterwards. And no move to the seanate either*

And no Pensions till 65, and no extra pay or pension for being a minister or Taoiseach. *

There is too much at stake for TDs for them to do anything other than ensure re-election. It becomes their life's work which they live out in a bubble..


* we would need to free up the media to ensure TD's don't pork barrel everything.
 
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