Tuesday 24 October 2017

John Crown: Vested interests will be only ones to benefit if senators shown door

Getting rid of the upper house is a cynical ploy that won't save a cent

John Crown

Ask yourself one question as Enda requests that you abolish one half of our national parliament.

Cui bono? Who benefits?

Vested interests are pushing Seanad extinction as a smokescreen to cover their refusal to reform the Dail, reform that is desperately needed, reform that would tend to diminish their power. Seanad abolition, however, will concentrate power in their hands.

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