Democracy's the victim if Seanad is abolished
The Seanad is an important part of the law making process and a counterweight to the government, writes Katherine Zappone.
In light of recent polls, optimism is rising that the unwarranted referendum on the abolition of the Seanad will fail next October.
I welcome this development. I strongly argue that the Seanad is in need of reform, but it is most definitely not in need of abolition. To abolish the institution without setting out how its functions are to be replaced is beyond folly - it is simply dangerous to democracy in this state.
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