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Protected species: senators migrate to National Museum

Seanad chamber needs to be shut down for vital safety repairs

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

14th February, 2016
The National Museum of Archaeology on Kildare Street

They have sometimes been called national treasures – now the country’s 60 senators are on the move to the National Museum.

Just three years after they were threatened with extinction, they are getting a new habitat.

The Seanad chamber needs to be shut down for vital safety repairs, as part of a multimillion euro upgrade of an entire section of Leinster House.

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