Greens plan Seanad shake-up

The Green Party is seeking a radical overhaul of the Seanad election to allow the public to elect a majority of senators.

21st July, 2007

The Green Party is seeking a radical overhaul of the Seanad election to allow the public to elect a majority of senators.

Minister for the Environment John Gormley is expected to present a memo to cabinet outlining plans that would allow the general public as well as third-level graduates to vote in the election.

Fianna Fail’s difficulties in securing a majority in the Seanad election this week means that three high-profile independent senators - Joe...

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