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Seanad remains little more than a drain on taxes - it must be reformed or abolished

Senan Molony



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Stock photo: AFP/Getty

Stock photo: AFP/Getty

Stock photo: AFP/Getty

I don't mind telling the nation today that I voted with relish for the abolition of the Seanad on Friday, October 4, 2013. As someone who had been reporting daily on the activities of our Oireachtas, I had seen enough in 13 years to satisfy myself that it had to go.

I didn't see the need for a second chamber in a small republic, where all are considered equal. And certainly not a second house (needlessly aping a British system where lords balanced commoners) where there is no universal suffrage.


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