Thwart the politicians and keep the Seanad
The abolition of the Seanad must be rejected, because if it is done away with, we will lose the only arena of inspired national discourse that we have, writes Tom McGurk.
So here we go again: abolishing the Seanad this time. Another political red herring, another talk-filler for radio and television in the months to come. As all around us family homes are repossessed, businesses go to the wall and the emigration queues outside the foreign embassies grow, our political elite is setting about closing down part of our democratic establishment. Nice one.
Is there no end to it? First we have months and months devoted...
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