John Drennan: Seanad caught in crosshairs as FG tribe at war
The Coalition is far too eager to abolish an institution that holds it to account
Published 21/07/2013 | 05:00
Our Taoiseach will be shedding few tears over the departure of Senators Fidelma Healy Eames and Paul Bradford last week.
Both are the sort of independent-thinking politicians who, like Lucinda Creighton or Billy Timmins, are viewed with suspicion by Enda Kenny who prefers ambitious new TDs who do not suffer from a querying disposition.
But, while such virgin brides of Enda (in a political sense) as Regina Doherty are far more to Mr Kenny's liking, the Taoiseach should not sleep too easily on his Castlebar settle bed.