Fianna Fáil leader must censure TDs who broke Dáil Voting Rules – Tóibín
Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín TD has called on the Fianna Fáil leader to do the right thing and censure the Fianna Fáil TDs who clearly broke the Dáil voting rules.
An Teachta Tóibín stated:
"If there is no consequence to multiple voting and voting on behalf of TDs who are not in the chamber then there will be no change. Dáil reform is predicated on accountability. On RTÉ’s Late Debate last night I asked Fianna Fáil 's James Lawless whether TDs should lose the party whip as a consequence for multiple voting and voting for TDs who are not in the chamber. Deputy Lawless agreed that they should.
"It is clear that TDs in his own party are guilty of this, yet Micheál Martin has allowed these TDs to remain within the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party. Micheál Martin cannot on the one hand call for Dáil reform and on the other hand remain practically passive with regards what's happening in his own party.
"It is up to the leaders of each party in the Dáil to ensure that their TDs maintain democratic standards. A member of the public voting twice or on behalf of someone else not even present in in a polling station would be considered to have engaged in voter fraud. Double standards should not exist for TDs."