People power

Letter in today’s Irish Examiner.

I agree with Fergus Finlay (July 14) that political contempt for Dáil Éireann could lead to effective dictatorship.

I strongly disagree, however, with his conclusion that respect for our national parliament can only be restored by politicians.

It is clear that a majority of citizens have lost confidence in the body politic and therefore it is the people themselves who should act to restore respect for Dáil Éireann by bypassing the political system altogether.

Anthony Sheridan