Upper house under pressure

The elections for what could be the last Seanad ever in its current form take place this week, with the main focus on Fianna Fáil’s attempts to get some of its up-and-coming stars elected, writes Political Correspondent Niamh Connolly

23rd April, 2011

The elections for what could be the last Seanad ever in its current form take place this week, with the main focus on Fianna Fáil’s attempts to get some of its up-and-coming stars elected, writes Political Correspondent Niamh Connolly

It has been dismissed as a rotten borough, a rest home for failed TDs and an extravagance we cannot afford in an economic crisis.

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