Seanad Éireann is too broken to be fixed
Constitutional constraints make it difficult to reform the Upper House in any meaningful way
The Report on Seanad Reform is indeed a “worthy document”, but it’s not going anywhere. It does prove yet again why, within constitutional constraints, it is so difficult to reform Seanad Éireann. Instinctively I am opposed to the abolition of any democratic forum. However, in the case of Seanad Éireann I voted for abolition in 2013 because I do not believe that it is capable of reform.
This document bears out that conviction. We don’t...
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