As I am advancing the principles of Direct Democracy, my opinions are irrelevant.

Any issues of importance that comes before the house I will consult the people of my constituency and vote according to their wishes.

We had direct democracy in our first constitution. Reinstate 48.

Under direct democracy, the bank bailout probably would never have happened, and as a result we would have no property tax and no water tax.

Asking your list of questions is a waste of time. Under the party whip system, elected candidates will just follow the party whip, and God only knows whose interest the party whip represents.

If the last few years are anything to go by, the party whip does nothing except represent international financial interest. Certainly they do not represent the wishes of the people.

Sorry yes-and-no questions tell us nothing, because they all lie.

In preparation for 26 February, we asked candidates running in Dublin for their views on a dozen issues. You can read what all the candidates had to say here.

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Sam Tranum: Sam Tranum is co-founder of Dublin Inquirer. You can reach him at [email protected]

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