Do you want to change the way we elect TDs? http://www.thejournal.ie/dail-electoral-system-constitutional-convention-891977-May2013/
Personally I think we should abolish the party whip system. If we are to outsource our vote to an elected representative, they should be free to vote which ever way they choose on the matter of the day, and not be force to tow the party line. Too many hide behind this system.
The multi-seat constituency is a disaster.
Background/Training: if you want to be finance minister should you have some training in economics/finance?
Should term limits be imposed. We need fresh blood, not the same bald fat old men repeating the same mistakes. So no more than 3 terms or 10 years. This would have cut short the carers of Berti, Biffo and many others.
Also should Politicians be allowed to hire and fire senior civil servants?
Too many whispers about senior civil servants running the country and blocking the politician of the day.
Submissions can be made here: http://www.constitution.ie/
I'd abolish the party system altogether!!!
I'd examin what our needs are - we need a coterie of managers to manager the various portfolios like the CEO's of companies. secondly, we need legislators who will legislate according to their stated positions in their election manifestos - you dont need 183 of them!!! like a govenor for each county or portion of the population. You'd also need to break power in the senior ranks of the Civil Service to end the circle jerk of cross appointments and familiar faces pulling the levers.
The current system is based on a system developed in Greece/Rome over 2 thousand years ago - its long overdue an overhaul - politics has become a career - it shouldnt be as very quickly the career part becomes in coflict with your representative duties.