Michael McDowell: Let's not consign Seanad to unread history books
There are powerful arguments for saving the Upper House from the cynics who would abolish it, says Seanad campaigner
In a year in which it is proposed that learning history is no longer to be a core element of our children's education, maybe we should take stock of the views of some famous Irish figures on the question of Seanad abolition.
Mary Robinson used her election to the Seanad to campaign on many very important social issues, which the Dail simply failed to deal with.
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