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# abolition - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Alan Kelly says he's been proven right about Irish Water
# Wrecking Ball
# Wrecking Ball

Alan Kelly says he's been proven right about Irish Water

Jun 1st 2016, 9:00 AM 37,426 Views 244 Comments

A statement from the European Commission would appear to tie the government’s hands on scrapping water charges.

# abolition - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Leaked legal advice claims water charges can't be scrapped - but some aren't so sure
# Muddy Waters
# Muddy Waters

Leaked legal advice claims water charges can't be scrapped - but some aren't so sure

Mar 29th 2016, 11:02 PM 38,474 Views 165 Comments

Irish Water says that under EU law Ireland must charge for water services.

# abolition - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

It would cost €900 million to abolish Irish Water...
# Costly
# Costly

It would cost €900 million to abolish Irish Water...

Apr 29th 2015, 6:15 AM 27,469 Views 200 Comments

… according to Brendan Howlin.

# abolition - Monday 23 December, 2013

Forfás dissolution will 'strengthen capacity and drive job-creation policy'
# Jobs
# Jobs

Forfás dissolution will 'strengthen capacity and drive job-creation policy'

Dec 23rd 2013, 3:36 PM 4,955 Views 11 Comments

Under the new legislation, the functions of the quango will be transferred to Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.

# abolition - Saturday 5 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 5th 2013, 9:52 PM 14,594 Views 136 Comments

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

'It went down badly on the doorstep': Taoiseach's decision not to debate criticised
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

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

Oct 5th 2013, 4:18 PM 14,302 Views 112 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 5th 2013, 11:55 AM 11,094 Views 106 Comments

Too close to call is the word of the day.

# abolition - Friday 4 October, 2013

Get out the vote: Polls open across the country for two referenda
# Let's Vote
# Let's Vote

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

Oct 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,060 Views 70 Comments

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

# abolition - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

'The €20m figure is absolutely authoritative': Fine Gael is sticking to its guns
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

'The €20m figure is absolutely authoritative': Fine Gael is sticking to its guns

Oct 1st 2013, 11:10 AM 4,564 Views 84 Comments

The party is not for turning…

# abolition - Monday 30 September, 2013

'Happy to do that': Bruton will present €20m cheque in 2017 if Seanad is abolished
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

'Happy to do that': Bruton will present €20m cheque in 2017 if Seanad is abolished

Sep 30th 2013, 3:46 PM 9,358 Views 81 Comments

Fine Gael’s argument that abolishing the Seanad will save €20 million was again under scrutiny today with the Minister giving a commitment to the Irish public.

Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask

Sep 30th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,668 Views 40 Comments

With the referendum looming, we answer the questions you’re probably asking.

# abolition - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Martin to Taoiseach: 'You're adopting tactics that would make Libertas or Youth Defence blush'
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Martin to Taoiseach: 'You're adopting tactics that would make Libertas or Youth Defence blush'

Sep 24th 2013, 4:29 PM 6,593 Views 60 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader has hit out at the Taoiseach over claims from Fine Gael that abolishing the Seanad will save €20 million.

# abolition - Monday 23 September, 2013

'Fundamentally undemocratic': Ex-Labour TDs want Yes vote in Seanad referendum
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

'Fundamentally undemocratic': Ex-Labour TDs want Yes vote in Seanad referendum

Sep 23rd 2013, 1:43 PM 4,974 Views 67 Comments

Róisín Shortall, Patrick Nulty and Tommy Broughan want people to vote Yes in just over a week’s time.

# abolition - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Seanad's newest member wants it abolished, admits it's a 'gateway' to the Dáil
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Seanad's newest member wants it abolished, admits it's a 'gateway' to the Dáil

Sep 22nd 2013, 7:45 AM 7,815 Views 46 Comments

Hildegarde Naughton said she sees the upper house as a “gateway” and said she wants “to get a feel for the workings of the Dáil and Senate”.

# abolition - Friday 20 September, 2013

FG: Scrapping the Seanad saves €20m. Oireachtas: Um, there's no way to know
# Fight Fight Fight
# Fight Fight Fight

FG: Scrapping the Seanad saves €20m. Oireachtas: Um, there's no way to know

Sep 20th 2013, 9:59 PM 6,497 Views 51 Comments

The €20 million saving has been a central plank of Fine Gael’s pro-abolition campaign – but now the Oireachtas says there’s no way to know how much will be saved if the Seanad goes.

# abolition - Thursday 19 September, 2013

How much will Seanad abolition save? Quinn doesn't know, but Hayes says it's €20m
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

How much will Seanad abolition save? Quinn doesn't know, but Hayes says it's €20m

Sep 19th 2013, 3:12 PM 4,074 Views 38 Comments

The Labour and Fine Gael ministers had different views on how much would be saved by abolishing the upper house.

# abolition - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Oireachtas: It's not possible to estimate how much abolishing Seanad would save
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Oireachtas: It's not possible to estimate how much abolishing Seanad would save

Sep 17th 2013, 4:26 PM 4,950 Views 59 Comments

The Houses of the Oireachtas has said it is not possible to estimate the amount of net actual savings that would arise from Seanad abolition despite Fine Gael’s repeated claim that it would be €20 million per year.

Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask

Sep 17th 2013, 3:16 PM 168 Views 0 Comments

With the referendum looming, we answer the questions you’re probably asking.

# abolition - Monday 16 September, 2013

Poll shows only half of Labour and Sinn Féin voters support Seanad abolition
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Poll shows only half of Labour and Sinn Féin voters support Seanad abolition

Sep 16th 2013, 3:00 PM 4,770 Views 82 Comments

Data from the Red C poll published in the Sunday Business Post at the weekend shows that there is strong support among Fine Gael voters for abolition.

# abolition - Monday 9 September, 2013

‘Do I get the brown envelope?’: Minister meets mixed reaction on Dublin canvass
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

‘Do I get the brown envelope?’: Minister meets mixed reaction on Dublin canvass

Sep 9th 2013, 10:34 PM 19,689 Views 60 Comments

Richard Bruton took a stroll in the Dublin sun earlier to meet potential voters in the Seanad referendum. He even bumped into a fellow Cabinet colleague…

Labour senators to join Mary O'Rourke in campaigning for Seanad to be saved
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Labour senators to join Mary O'Rourke in campaigning for Seanad to be saved

Sep 9th 2013, 3:15 PM 4,874 Views 52 Comments

Two Labour senators will canvass with the former Fianna Fáil minister in the midlands this week.

# abolition - Monday 2 September, 2013

Are you registered to vote in the October referendums?
# Check The Register
# Check The Register

Are you registered to vote in the October referendums?

Sep 2nd 2013, 9:29 AM 2,986 Views 16 Comments

Now you can check through Facebook.

# abolition - Monday 19 August, 2013

Fine Gael: There’s no ‘secret report’ which convinced Taoiseach to abolish Seanad
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Fine Gael: There’s no ‘secret report’ which convinced Taoiseach to abolish Seanad

Aug 19th 2013, 3:30 PM 6,060 Views 41 Comments

The party has said the proposal to abolish the Seanad came from a New Politics document published in March 2010, six months after Enda Kenny first called for the chamber to be scrapped.

# abolition - Friday 16 August, 2013

'Half of Labour's TDs and senators' are against abolition of the Seanad
# Abolition
# Abolition

'Half of Labour's TDs and senators' are against abolition of the Seanad

Aug 16th 2013, 6:15 AM 3,313 Views 29 Comments

The party has confirmed its intention to support government policy and a Yes vote on 4 October but its chief whip says that there is a 50-50 split in the parliamentary party over the future of the Seanad.

# abolition - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

McDowell insists Ireland is not a failed State, says Seanad costs us each €1.60
# Parnell Summer School
# Parnell Summer School

McDowell insists Ireland is not a failed State, says Seanad costs us each €1.60

Aug 14th 2013, 3:02 PM 8,767 Views 117 Comments

The former Tánaiste Michael McDowell claims that that the Seanad costs each Irish citizen the price of a two litre bottle of milk every year.

# abolition - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Viagra, leprosy and kids who hate school: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Viagra, leprosy and kids who hate school: The week in numbers

Aug 10th 2013, 7:30 PM 6,098 Views 3 Comments

Plus: How many hoax calls are made to the HSE ambulance service every day?

# abolition - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Brian Hayes on why he told John Crown: 'You lick yourself every night'
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Brian Hayes on why he told John Crown: 'You lick yourself every night'

Jul 27th 2013, 7:15 AM 13,257 Views 67 Comments

The junior minister got into a heated argument with senator John Crown during a recent debate on the Seanad abolition.

# abolition - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Young Fine Gael split on Seanad abolition
# Referendum
# Referendum

Young Fine Gael split on Seanad abolition

Jul 21st 2013, 7:57 PM 5,097 Views 37 Comments

Members met and voted at this weekend’s Garret Fitzgerald Summer School.

# abolition - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

"Personal animosity" shouldn't be part of Seanad abolition debate - Howlin
# David Norris
# David Norris

"Personal animosity" shouldn't be part of Seanad abolition debate - Howlin

Jul 16th 2013, 10:35 AM 2,379 Views 14 Comments

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said he expects a “robust debate” on the whether or not to introduce a unicameral system of government.

Doherty: Norris comments gave Seanad abolition campaign a boost
# Seanad
# Seanad

Doherty: Norris comments gave Seanad abolition campaign a boost

Jul 16th 2013, 10:09 AM 5,773 Views 49 Comments

The Fine Gael TD was referring to Norris saying she was “talking through her fanny” while in the Seanad yesterday.

Poll: Should David Norris apologise to Regina Doherty?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should David Norris apologise to Regina Doherty?

Jul 16th 2013, 9:43 AM 16,707 Views 161 Comments

Senator David Norris has been criticised for saying a Fine Gael TD was “talking through her fanny” – but does he need to say sorry?

# abolition - Monday 15 July, 2013

Video: David Norris accuses Fine Gael TD of ‘speaking out of her f***y’
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

Video: David Norris accuses Fine Gael TD of ‘speaking out of her f***y’

Jul 15th 2013, 8:00 PM 44,617 Views 212 Comments

Adolf Hitler also got a mention in the upper house this afternoon.

Richard Bruton: The Seanad is a luxury we can no longer afford
# Seanad
# Seanad

Richard Bruton: The Seanad is a luxury we can no longer afford

Jul 15th 2013, 1:54 PM 5,867 Views 108 Comments

Minister Bruton and TD Regina Doherty will lead the campaign to abolish the Seanad, it was announced today.

# abolition - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Enda Kenny: 'Genuine Seanad reform would be almost impossible to achieve'
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

Enda Kenny: 'Genuine Seanad reform would be almost impossible to achieve'

Jun 26th 2013, 2:17 PM 3,479 Views 38 Comments

The Taoiseach told senators today that abolishing the upper house is the biggest package of reform since the passing of the Constitution in 1937.

# abolition - Monday 10 June, 2013

Video: Shane Ross says the Seanad should be 'burned at the stake'
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

Video: Shane Ross says the Seanad should be 'burned at the stake'

Jun 10th 2013, 3:40 PM 7,030 Views 25 Comments

But the independent TD and several of his colleagues want the upper house reformed and hopes to get support from Labour and Fine Gael TDs this week.

# abolition - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Government indicates Seanad will be reformed if abolition is rejected
# Seanad
# Seanad

Government indicates Seanad will be reformed if abolition is rejected

Jun 8th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,078 Views 36 Comments

The government has said that those who want the Seanad reformed “have the opportunity to vote no” in the October referendum.

# abolition - Friday 7 June, 2013

Hogan appoints five-member panel to oversee Seanad referendum
# Seanad
# Seanad

Hogan appoints five-member panel to oversee Seanad referendum

Jun 7th 2013, 3:59 PM 4,546 Views 54 Comments

The Referendum Commission will be chaired by Justice Elizabeth Dunne, whenever the Oireachtas passes the referendum bill.

# abolition - Thursday 6 June, 2013

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Jun 6th 2013, 4:59 PM 5,728 Views 1 Comment

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Explainer: What else will change if we scrap the Seanad?
# Seanad
# Seanad

Explainer: What else will change if we scrap the Seanad?

Jun 6th 2013, 4:39 PM 9,265 Views 47 Comments

The formal legislation to change the Constitution and delete the Seanad is out today. So what’s in it?

McDowell: There are no muppets in the Seanad, but there are clowns in the Dáil
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

McDowell: There are no muppets in the Seanad, but there are clowns in the Dáil

Jun 6th 2013, 12:53 PM 6,587 Views 71 Comments

Former Tánaiste Michael McDowell is arguing for the retention and the reform of the Seanad.

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