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No political will to rock the cosy boat that is the Seanad

THE composition of the incoming Seanad will be known within the next few days when an antiquated and bizarre electoral procedure reaches its final stage. The second House of the Oireachtas receives little media or public attention between elections though individual senators bas

THE composition of the incoming Seanad will be known within the next few days when an antiquated and bizarre electoral procedure reaches its final stage. The second House of the Oireachtas receives little media or public attention between elections though individual senators bask in continuous publicity. However, the Seanad's shortcomings are well noted at election times, the criticism being particularly sharp on this occasion. Perhaps it is the fashionable concern with "equality" that currently highlights the glaringly restricted and unequal nature of the Seanad franchise.


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