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#Democracy Matters

# democracy-matters - Friday 3 March, 2017

From The42 Trump’s election and Brexit make more sense than the vote for the 10-team league Democracy Matters

Trump’s election and Brexit make more sense than the vote for the 10-team league

We’ve somehow arrived at a situation where 30% of the popular vote was sufficient to change its structure, writes John O’Sullivan.

# democracy-matters - Saturday 5 October, 2013

'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.

# democracy-matters - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

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

Vincent Browne hosts the final Seanad referendum TV debate tonight.

# democracy-matters - Friday 27 September, 2013

Over two dozen academics urge No vote in Seanad referendum

A total of 27 academics have put their name to a letter in the Irish Times today.

# democracy-matters - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Rumble in Ranelagh: McDowell and Quinn clash over future of Seanad

Ruairí Quinn admitted Fine Gael’s claim of €20 million in savings if the Seanad is abolished is “inaccurate” as he took part in a referendum debate in south Dublin last night.

# democracy-matters - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

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

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

# democracy-matters - Friday 30 August, 2013

"Recreating a second Dáil does the country no favours" - Regina Doherty

The chairman of the Democracy Matters campaign campaign was challenged to “name one significant thing the Seanad has done”, but argued that he is not defending the current system.

# democracy-matters - Monday 19 August, 2013

Fine Gael: There’s no ‘secret report’ which convinced Taoiseach to abolish Seanad Seanad Referendum This post contains videos

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

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.

# democracy-matters - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Government indicates Seanad will be reformed if abolition is rejected

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

# democracy-matters - Thursday 6 June, 2013

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

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

# democracy-matters - Monday 27 May, 2013

Campaign to save the Seanad launched

Democracy Matters! is calling for reform of the Seanad, not abolition.