Only has beens and wannabes keep the Seanad going
If you were looking for a reason to abolish the Seanad, look no further than the has-beens and wannabes scrambling to its defence.
They're either ex-PDs and ex-Fianna Failers who've been rejected in elections or commentators too scared to run.
They're all raving about democracy. But when you hear people like Michael McDowell (right), whose Progressive Democrat party was annihilated by voters, speak so highly of democracy, don't you get a bit curious?