Sunday March 29, 2020

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

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

26th February, 2020
Catherine Noone, whose comments about Leo Varadkar caused controversy during the general election, is seeking another Seanad term. Picture:

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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