It is truly shocking that while ordinary people are held to account for their behaviour, TDs can avoid sanction in the Dáil, even when they’re caught rapid. For instance, voting twice for a citzen can get you €2000 fine or 2 years in jail. And dodgy voting in the Dáil isn’t the only crime. What about the 50 odd progressive Bills that are held up on spurious grounds, and we suffer as a result – Bills on housing, health, climate action. And they call this democracy?

If a citzen votes twice its prison or a fine. 50,000 unemployed people were sanctioned by Seetec and Turas Nua for not ‘being there’ for an appointement. But politicians are supposed to ‘be there’ for a vote, and vote only once. Why aren’t policiticans who don’t show or vote twice, fined, at the very least?