Senators up in arms at Kenny’s clarion call

In arguing for the Seanad to be done away with, the Fine Gael leader may just have bitten off more than he can chew

24th October, 2009

Blame it on George Lee. This was the view of some of the wounded Fine Gael senators and TDs in response to their party leader’s conversion to abolishing the Seanad and axing 20 deputies from the Dáil.

At the height of the celebrity candidate’s election campaign last May, Lee quivered with indignation at the waste of money associated with the Seanad whose members were ‘‘lining their pockets, claiming their expenses and doing...

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