Saturday 21 October 2017

Lise Hand: Castlebar Caesar out of lion's den as daggers stay hidden -- for now

Taoiseach Enda Kenny stops to chat with members of the public as he walked to his office on Merrion Street yesterday
Taoiseach Enda Kenny stops to chat with members of the public as he walked to his office on Merrion Street yesterday
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

THERE could have been ructions. An aghast nation might have witnessed skin and sandy-coloured hair flying about the gracious, well-appointed chamber of the Upper House of the Oireachtas.

For let's face it, if one thing has united all the fractious factions of the Seanad, it's their unanimous opinion that Enda's plan to abolish them is a thoroughly wojus decision.

It's been two-and-a-half years since he dropped the bombshell that he was intending to take an axe to the Seanad if he ever got into power, and he has shown no signs of granting it a reprieve. The Caesar of Castlebar has proffered the down-turned thumb, and the 60 senators will be thrown to the lions.

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