Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have struck a deal to rotate the role of the Cathaoirleach of the Seanad as part of the sharing out of positions in the new government.
The position of Cathaoirleach – which brings with it a salary top-up of €46,000 on the standard senator‘s salary of €68,000 – is usually taken by a member of the largest party in the upper house.
However, it’s understood that...
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