We need Seanad to provide balance
Published 23/03/2011 | 07:54
By abolishing the Seanad, more power and decision making will be concentrated infoisted into fewer hands. This would be a retrogressive step and certainly not good for democracy.
A monopoly is undesirable in any situation -- especially in the governance of our sovereign nation. History has shown that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. For this reason, Ireland must retain and reform our present bicameral legislature.