So what has the Seanad ever done for us?
A group of non-politicians has formed to support the abolition of the Seanad. They call themselves 'One House' because "one house is enough".
Hurrah from me. One house is enough. As this referendum campaign kicks off, and despite a slight increase in support for abolition in a weekend poll, there's a danger that people might vote against abolishing this irrelevant, elitist home for aspiring and failed politicians for the wrong reasons.
Because they hate the Government or because vested interests make alarming claims about imaginary dangers to democracy. But mostly because we're very slow to change.