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Galway has most Seanad voters

Galway city has more people eligible to vote for the NUI panel for Seanad Éireann than has Dublin or Cork, while County Galway tops the other 25 counties in the State in a same category.

Seanad candidates put forward reform proposals

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The Seanad - reform or remove, nothing else will do

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Seanad Éireann - a retirement home for politicians on the way out, a nursery for aspiring TDs, a powerless talking shop with an inbuilt Government majority, an undemocratically elected chamber, and the most pointless entity in Irish politics - the Upper House of the Oireachtas is all of these.

Trevor Ó Clochartaigh to run for the Seanad

Sinn Féin’s Trevor Ó Clochartaigh has been nominated to run for a seat in Seanad Éireann following his strong performance in the recent general elections.

If you have a Seanad vote use it, says Ó Brolcháin

Seanad Éireann has a very limited electorate, with the only members of the public allowed a say in who sits there being university graduates.

MEP calls meeting to tackle ‘Independent Deficit’ in Seanad

Ireland North West MEP Marian Harkin will this Saturday host a meeting of Independent politicians to discuss a strategy for returning Independent candidates in the forthcoming Seanad election.

Is it time to abolish the Seanad?

Abolish the Senate — YES — John Fitzgerald

TDs and senators face a busy summer

It is a myth that politicians get three months summer holidays, as even though the Dail met for the last time this week TDs and senators are scheduled to attend a total of 88 meetings over the holiday season. According to a Government press release at the start of the ‘Silly Season’ this month, Oireachtas Committees will in fact continue to be extremely active during this Dáil and Seanad recess.

€1,000 a week so that our political rejects can get to work

Ya know, maybe it would feel better if they were worth it, but it doesnt’ ease the pain at all.

Back to school for Longford/Westmeath Oireachtas members

Longford/Westmeath Oireachtas members will go back to school today, Friday, when they pay a visit to students at Templemichael College Longford.

 

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