Monday 22 January 2018

Enda Kenny: Seanad's never been check on Dail

After 10 reports on change, chamber is unreformable, writes the Taoiseach

Enda Kenny wants to get rid of the Seanad and operate from one house - the Dail
Enda Kenny wants to get rid of the Seanad and operate from one house - the Dail

Enda Kenny

IT isn't often I find myself agreeing with Micheal Martin. But there is one thing he said that I think is absolutely true – the referendum taking place next Friday is a defining moment for the political future of our country. It is.

It is about moving away from the old politics which can't let go of the failed institutions and policies of the past. It is about moving towards a new politics which is modern, forward-looking and fit for purpose.

Micheal knows a thing or two about old politics and about failed policies. We all do, after 14 years of Fianna Fail governments left the country in a sorry state from which we are emerging slowly. But that's another story.

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