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#Save the Seanad

# save-the-seanad - Monday 10 June, 2013

Video: Shane Ross says the Seanad should be 'burned at the stake' Seanad Abolition This post contains videos

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

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.

# save-the-seanad - Friday 7 June, 2013

First major opinion poll shows 52pc in favour of scrapping Seanad

The Europinions poll for TV3, with a margin of error of 3pc, cites the cost of the chamber as the main reason to close it.

Hogan appoints five-member panel to oversee Seanad referendum

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

# save-the-seanad - Thursday 6 June, 2013

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

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

# save-the-seanad - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Government announces Dáil reform plans if Seanad is scrapped

A referendum to overhaul the Oireachtas and abolish the Seanad is planned for early October.

# save-the-seanad - Monday 27 May, 2013

Campaign to save the Seanad launched

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

# save-the-seanad - Monday 6 May, 2013

A new Vice President, and other things that happen if the Seanad is scrapped

We have a look at how the constitution may need rewriting if the second House of the Oireachtas is binned.

# save-the-seanad - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Poll: Should the Seanad be saved, abolished or reformed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Seanad be saved, abolished or reformed?

The Seanad turns 90 today. Should it be put out to pasture, given a new lease of life, or left as it is?