Episode 3 Notes

Lots of suggestions for you here for this week’s episode.

“Lazy Student”

For a ‘Listen Along’ Worksheet that will help you to digest the ideas and content covered in this episode, click here: Polsoc podcast Ep 3 worksheet.

“Engaged Student”

To help get your head around the Legislative Process check out this brief guide: How a bill becomes a law. If you want a practical example of how this works, look at Anne-Marie’s short video on twitter that outlines the progress of the abortion legislation and how it is passing through the Oireachtas.

“Ambitious Student”

If you’ll like to dig a little deeper into the idea of gender balance and the impact of a ‘Quota’ system for our political representatives, look at this segment from RTE: https://www.rte.ie/news/election-2016/2016/0302/772022-female-tds-in-32nd-dail/

If you are struck by a sudden desire to get a flavour of what’s happening in the Dáil at the moment, you can follow the link suggested by Anne-Marie McNally and visit http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/watchlisten/watchoireachtastv/

If you want to find out more about Anne-Marie McNally, you can check her out on Twitter @amomcnally or by visiting her website: https://socialdemocrats.ie/