Martin continues abuse of Seanad
Published 03/03/2011 | 05:00
I note in your paper (Irish Independent, March 2) that Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin is looking to have younger members of Fianna Fail who failed to get elected to the Dail in the recent election elected to the Seanad.
The Seanad, as the upper house of the Oireachtas, should be populated by competent legislators who will serve the people. Yet Mr Martin wants to nominate individuals who have been rejected by the people so that they can increase their profile prior to the next election.
Bertie Ahern nominated Ivor Callely to the Seanad after Mr Callely was rejected by the people of Dublin North Central.