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# seanad-referendum - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Senator admits his two-day week ‘gives the impression the Seanad is full of dossers’

Earlier, the Taoiseach promised that senators will get more work once legislation to give all third-level graduates a vote in Seanad elections is passed. The upper house is sitting for just a day-and-a-half this week.

# seanad-referendum - Friday 17 January, 2014

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BAI upholds part of complaint about Newstalk ‘attack’ on Taoiseach

The complaint related to comments made on the broadcaster’s breakfast show about Kenny’s decision not to take part in a debate on the Seanad referendum.

# seanad-referendum - Saturday 28 December, 2013

The day Enda got a political wallop and 7 other moments that defined the political year

Promissory note gone, abortion legislated for, the Seanad retained, and the bailout exited – here are few key moments from the past 12 months.

# seanad-referendum - Friday 11 October, 2013

Column: Politics in Ireland is eating itself

The Government has been burned twice in apparently straightforward attempts to reform the political system due to a misguided, blanket rejection of all politicians by the public, writes Colm Ó Broin.

# seanad-referendum - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Taoiseach clashes with Fine Gael TD over Seanad referendum campaign

Enda Kenny and John Deasy, who have clashed before, did so again at the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting last night.

# seanad-referendum - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

“I voted No. I was disappointed with how the campaign went.” – FG senator

A Fine Gael senator who was pro-abolition of the Seanad, has said that he voted against the referendum because he felt the Yes campaign was “disrespectful”.

# seanad-referendum - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Kenny: I’ve a busy schedule but I’ll talk about Seanad reform as soon as I can

The Taoiseach has proposed all-party talks involving leaders in the Dáil and Seanad on what to do with the upper house.

# seanad-referendum - Monday 7 October, 2013

Everyone’s talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it?

The Quinn-Zappone bill is being talked about a lot right now. But what’s in it? We take a look…

Adams ‘rejects’ efforts to make brother’s conviction ‘a party political issue’

The Sinn Féin president was asked about his brother Liam, the Seanad referendum and his own future in an interview this morning.

‘He probably should have done it’: Kenny’s TV debate refusal divides politicians

While Minister Pat Rabbitte said it was his view that Enda Kenny should have debated abolition, Fine Gael chairman Charlie Flanagan insisted that the Taoiseach engaged “up and down the country”.

East-west divide? Referendum map shows how the country split on Seanad

In the east they said No but in the west it was largely a Yes.

# seanad-referendum - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Jigsaws, ‘The Beatles’ and €20m: Fine Gaelers rue ‘dreadful’ Seanad abolition campaign

The post-mortem begins as Enda Kenny’s four-year campaign to get the Seanad abolished flounders.

Column: The Seanad ‘No’ vote was the first step towards political reform

Some cynics claim that the government will do nothing about the Seanad now, but they are ignoring the reality that 93 per cent of the people oppose the status quo, writes Larry Donnelly.

Reform Alliance seeks debate and wants directly elected Seanad

One of their members Denis Naughten TD also says that “there might have been a different result on Saturday had the Dáil had been reformed first.”

Taoiseach had ‘no difficulty’ releasing Seanad referendum documents – but he didn’t

Enda Kenny told Micheál Martin he would forward information about the Seanad referendum compiled by a unit in his department to the Fianna Fáil leader but this didn’t happen before Friday’s vote.

# seanad-referendum - Saturday 5 October, 2013

AS IT HAPPENED: The Seanad is here to stay as referendum defeated

“Sometimes in politics, you get a wallop in the electoral process” – Enda Kenny

‘Reflection’ the buzz word but Taoiseach and Tánaiste appear open to Seanad reform

The government must now decide what it plans to do with the retained upper house.

The Irish people said ‘No’ to the power grab – Micheál Martin

The Fianna Fáil leader told party faithful this evening that supporters are ‘pushing forward with rejuvenation throughout the country’.

Taoiseach defends debate decision: ‘I answered questions here, there and everywhere’

Enda Kenny has come under fire for declining to participate in televised debates on the Seanad Referendum in the wake of its defeat.

‘Sometimes in politics you get a wallop’: Taoiseach on referendum result

Enda Kenny said he welcomed the clarity that the referendum result has brought but added he was “naturally, personally disappointed”

Here’s how the country voted in the Seanad Referendum

What way did your constituency go? Find out here…

‘It went down badly on the doorstep’: Taoiseach’s decision not to debate criticised

Enda Kenny’s decision to decline to participate in television debates during the Seanad referendum campaign has been criticised today.

‘We got the Twitter out’: Norris explains No side’s ‘success’ in Seanad referendum

David Norris was in sparkling form at Dublin Castle this afternoon.

Fianna Fáil: We put forward arguments which demolished Fine Gael and Sinn Féin

Niall Collins said that the party is not taking anything for granted but is encouraged by the results of tallies coming in from around the country.

Dublin set to reject Seanad abolition as referendum result to be tight

Too close to call is the word of the day.

‘We don’t really simplify things that are straightforward’: Ballot papers cause confusion

The green and white papers caused a bit of confusion yesterday.

# seanad-referendum - Friday 4 October, 2013

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PIC: If you haven’t voted yet these are what your two ballot papers will look like

Here’s what to expect if you’re heading to your polling station in the next few hours.

Get out the vote: Polls open across the country for two referenda

The campaigning is over. Now it’s over to you.

# seanad-referendum - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Confusion and not obstruction was reason for government’s defeat in the Seanad

Why did the government lose a vote in the Seanad last night? Here’s what we’ve found out today.

He won’t do any TV debates but here’s Enda Kenny’s pre-referendum message

He wants you to vote No. Ah no, we’re totally kidding…

Fianna Fáil: ‘This government is up to something more than just Seanad abolition’

Fianna Fáil has warned about the impact on the Constitution that abolishing the Seanad will have in its final appeal to voters today.

Minister expects low turnout and senators to respect referendum result

Phil Hogan said he’s not worried about claims senators may disrupt the government’s legislative agenda if the public votes to abolish the Seanad. Though he was speaking before last night’s defeat in the chamber.

TD publishes bill to set 7am to 10pm polling hours in stone

Andrew Doyle said the variation in polling hours in some elections is causing confusion and resulting in potential lower turnouts.

McDowell’s big book and 17 tweets from last night’s Seanad referendum debate Seanad Referendum This post contains images

‘The question is carried, isn’t it?’: The moment the government was defeated in the Seanad

It wasn’t the first time the government has lost a vote in the upper house but it came with the referendum just two days away.

# seanad-referendum - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

As it happened: Vincent Browne’s Seanad debate

Miss the Vincent Browne Seanad debate? Read our blow-by-blow account here, there were four people…and Vin B, what more do you want?

McDowell, McDonald, Martin and Bruton lined up for Vincent Browne debate tonight

Vincent Browne hosts the final Seanad referendum TV debate tonight.

Fine Gael uses giant jigsaw to argue for abolition of ‘hijacked’ Seanad

After a little trouble with the colours of the Irish flag – and a little trip for Enda – we think they got the message across.

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