Sunday 24 September 2017

FG comes under attack over €20m savings claim

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

JOBS Minister Richard Bruton is standing firmly over his claim that abolishing the Seanad will save the taxpayer €20m a year, despite coming under fresh attacks yesterday.

Fine Gael cranked up its Seanad abolition campaign, targeting younger voters with an internet strategy focusing on having "fewer politicians".

Mr Bruton was yesterday accused by a pro-Seanad campaign group of "blatantly massaging the numbers".

Former Justice Minister Michael McDowell claimed a "reformed, functional Dail needs a reformed, functional Seanad" to carry out its work.

Irish Independent

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