Wednesday 22 November 2017

Seanad hopefuls don't represent real society

The Government promised change, fairness and equality. But is that reflected in the nominees to the Seanad? Those nominated are all well connected, well-off and include two rejected at the ballot box by 'we the citizens'.

This group is hardly representative of a cross-section of society and will maintain the elitist/party political hue of the Seanad.

An opportunity was lost to give real voice to the marginalised.

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