Sunday 25 June 2017

Independentswant to 'Pimp their Crib' but Seanad reform is not on table

Lise Hand

Lise Hand

THE quintet of Independents (four TDs, one MEP) trooped out on to the plinth of Leinster House and argued their case for the retention of the Seanad.

There's a bit of a contortionist's act going on among those politicians calling for a No vote in the referendum. It's not that they want the Upper House to remain the moribund and largely irrelevant talking-shop that it is in its present form.

Instead, in a sort of political 'Pimp My Crib', they want a modern, cool chamber furnished with hip, whip-smart senators in go-faster pinstripe.

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