THE Taoiseach promised Seanad reform this afternoon as he addressed the chamber for the first time since the defeat of the referendum, joking “I come in peace”.
Speaking on the topic of reform of the Seanad, Mr Kenny the House that he fully accepted and respected the decision of the electorate on October 4 not to abolish the Seanad. The vote followed a sometimes-acrimonious campaign.
The Taoiseach said he was now moving forward with reform.
"I intend to meet the other leaders in the Dáil and Seanad shortly to discuss reforming the Seanad," he said.
The Taoiseach was broadly welcomed by all sides of the House, although some aspects of Fine Gael's campaign drew fire from the Opposition, with Fianna Fail's Darragh O'Brien criticising "the very cynical and dishonest methods used by your party".