Seanad rules protect rebel Labour senator from committee removal

Rebel Labour Party senator James Heffernan, who voted against the government's child benefit cuts last December, cannot be removed from his committee position.

17th February, 2013

Rebel Labour Party senator James Heffernan, who voted against the government's child benefit cuts last December, cannot be removed from his committee position as there is no mechanism under the Senate's rules to oust him.

Heffernan resigned the party whip shortly before voting against the Social Welfare Bill, which cut child benefit and the respite care grant, last December.

Labour TD and party chairman Colm Keaveney, who also lost the party whip for voting against...

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