John Whelan: Resist this power grab by the real elite of our nation
The Seanad has its shortcomings but abolishing it will not help this country
ABOLISHING the Seanad sounds, at first, like a good idea. Getting rid of 60 politicians in one go – not a bad start.
As a first-time politician and someone who was only elected to the senate in 2011, I still retain a healthy suspicion of the establishment and a protective cynicism of politics. On my first day in the senate, I actually said that the place needed to get its house in order or be scrapped. I still believe that.
The senate drastically needs to be overhauled and reformed. Seventy-five years