Friday 19 January 2018

Seanad campaign is foretaste of a Fine Gael/Sinn Fein coalition

Fianna Fail's decision to oppose the abolition of the Seanad allowed the party to be isolated, writes Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

BEHIND the scenes, there is likely to be considerable tick-tacking between Fine Gael and Sinn Fein in their separate, though mutually beneficial, attempts to abolish the Seanad.

At this remove from referendum day on October 4, it looks as though they – Fine Gael and Sinn Fein – will succeed in bringing to an end one of the most abused institutions in the State.

It is, of course, richly ironic that some of those who now campaign to save the Seanad were also among those who most abused the place when it suited their political ends, over many decades and more recently.

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