Real reform needed of political system

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. It appears that the main political parties are now all in favour of the soonest possible abolition of the Seanad.

8th January, 2011

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. It appears that the main political parties are now all in favour of the soonest possible abolition of the Seanad.

This is gesture politics writ large, and voters should be wary of allowing such a move to satisfy their desire for profound and far-reaching political reform.

It is absolutely true that the Seanad serves almost no useful purpose at present.

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