Wednesday 25 April 2018

Seanad bill poses a threat to our democracy

* The forthcoming referendum on the abolition of the Seanad is a good illustration of the type of insidious politics we have to deal with in Ireland nowadays.

There is no doubt whatsoever that the Seanad is in dire need of reform – even senators admit as much.

Yet the Government, in its determination to centralise power in the Dail, is refusing to consider reforming the upper house.

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