Who represents us in the Oireachtas:
What system(s) should we use to select our representatives?
How many representatives do we need?
Who calls elections? When do they have to happen?
Should there be targets/requirements for the number of female representation in the Oireachtas?
How does the Oireachtas work?
How much power should the Government have? And the Opposition?
How much should representatives work co-operatively regardless of party? How much should they work as advisories?
How many houses need two Houses? Three? One?
Should we mix representatives selected by different methods into one House?
How is the Government formed?
How should the Taoiseach be appointed?
How should the Taoiseach select Ministers?
How much influence should the national Government have over local government matters?
What about the President?
Do we need one?
What should the President do?
Should the President have more powers? Less? None what-so-ever?
What should we expect of our representatives?
What standards of ethics should our representatives have?
How much responsibility should they take when things go wrong?
What level of transparency should we expect of our Government?
What should we expect of each other?
What does it mean to be a citizen?
Should everyone have to vote? Even if it is to spoil their ballot?
What is our roles in the management of the state?
Should there be room or “citizen initiatives”? To create laws? To force the Government to do something? To call an election?
What does our State mean to us?
What does the State mean anymore?
What should the Constitution say about us as a People?
What does it mean to live in a Republic?
Does our justice system serve our needs?
How efficient is our system of justice?
Is it sufficiently independent of the Executive?
Is it sufficiently egalitarian?
How can it be improved?
Are there other models that we can take inspiration from?
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