Wednesday 26 July 2017

John Downing: Bitter exchanges in the battle to retain Seanad but so far it's 'advantage Kenny' exchanges in the battle to retain Seanad but so far it's 'advantage Kenny'

David Norris: intemperate language detracts from arguments for keeping the Seanad
David Norris: intemperate language detracts from arguments for keeping the Seanad

RICHARD Bruton may be exaggerating wildly when he claims abolishing the Seanad will save taxpayers €20m per year – but he's still a very unlikely Adolf Hitler.

There are grounds for annoyance at Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty parading her own recent ignorance of Seanad Eireann as grounds for its abolition – but it is not justification for accusing her of speaking through her nether regions.

The Fine Gael official campaign to abolish the Seanad may be based on some ropey arguments – but it is not done to use the word 'lies' in parliament.

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