Thursday 22 March 2018

SEANAD ABOLITION NO: Don't fall for the abolition 'stunt'

The arguments for abolishing the Seanad don't stand up to a moment's scrutiny, says Michael McDowell

Make absolutely no mistake; if you mark the "Ta" box on the ballot paper on October 4 in the Government's abolition power-grab, you are voting for all of the following.

* To remove from our Constitution all parliamentary checks and balances.

* To remove from our President the power to refer legislation to the vote of the people under Article 27.

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