Thursday 23 November 2017

Seanad vote in late 2013, says Kenny

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is planning to hold his referendum on abolishing the Seanad this time next year.

But Mr Kenny's new political reform think tank has been delayed as he struggles to find a chairman.

Mr Kenny said the Constitutional Convention is "ready to go" apart from appointing a chairman. The 66 members of the public who will sit on the convention are already selected.

The convention will initially look at reducing the voting age and reducing the term of the President. But Mr Kenny refused to give any "blanket statement" of holding a referendum on any changes the group comes up with.

Aside from the 66 members of the public, the body will also have 33 politicians on it.

Irish Independent

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