Thoughtful and refined debate? Seanad shows its true colours
Senator Mary White
A PLACE for considered debate, we're often told. Somewhere more refined than the uncouth Dail, we're told. More considered, thoughtful, reasoned, we're told.
The problem the Seanad has is that when you stop relying on what you're told about the Upper House – almost always from senators themselves – and take a closer look for yourself, you arrive at a very different conclusion.