The politicians looking to the Seanad for a career lifeline
Former TDs seeking election to upper house include Timmy Dooley of Fianna Fáil and Seán Kyne, the Fine Gael junior minister
There is a walnut-coloured noticeboard on the railings outside Leinster House where no TD wants their name to end up.
It currently contains little paper cards bearing the names of candidates in the forthcoming Seanad election.
These include many former deputies who lost their seats in the general election and now need to get elected to the Seanad to keep their political careers alive.
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