Thursday 22 November 2018

Taoiseach Enda Kenny rules out RTE debate on Seanad

Ailish O'Hora

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has told RTE he will not take part in a televised debate on the Seanad referendum.

RTE said it had been informed by the Government Press Secretary that the Taoiseach was declining the invitation to take part in the Prime Time debate next Tuesday night in front of a studio audience.

Fine Gael, Labour Sinn Fein and the Socialist Party are canvassing in favour of abolition of the Seanad.

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin had agreed to participate.

Fianna Fail is opposed to the abolition of the Seanad – RTE said it will find someone else who supporting the ‘yes’ campaign to take part in the debate instead.

The debate is being chaired by Miriam O’Callaghan.

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