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

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

MINISTER BRENDAN HOWLIN has criticised remarks made in the Seanad yesterday regarding a Fine Gael TD.

Responding to a question on Senator Davis Norris’ comment that TD Regina Doherty was “talking out of her fanny” on abolition of the Seanad, The Reform Minister said that he expects a “robust debate” on the topic, but not one containing personal remarks.


Deputy Doherty said that she was “upset by the personal nature of the remarks” and is lodging a formal complaint to the leader of the House.

The debate on Seanad abolition continues today.

Poll: Should David Norris apologise to Regina Doherty?

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