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#Scrap the Seanad?

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

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

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

Jun 7th 2013, 6:24 PM 6,029 Views 60 Comments

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
# Seanad
# Seanad

Hogan appoints five-member panel to oversee Seanad referendum

Jun 7th 2013, 3:59 PM 4,551 Views 54 Comments

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

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

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 9,279 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Government announces Dáil reform plans if Seanad is scrapped
# Political Reform
# Political Reform

Government announces Dáil reform plans if Seanad is scrapped

Jun 5th 2013, 4:59 PM 6,956 Views 98 Comments

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

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

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

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

May 6th 2013, 8:45 AM 9,349 Views 33 Comments

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

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

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

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

Dec 11th 2012, 9:49 AM 9,696 Views 101 Comments

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

# scrap-the-seanad - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Three Labour senators break ranks over plan to scrap Seanad
# Rebellion
# Rebellion

Three Labour senators break ranks over plan to scrap Seanad

Jun 20th 2012, 4:46 PM 4,118 Views 21 Comments

The three senators are now likely to be kicked out of the Labour Parliamentary Party after supporting an opposition motion.

Government defeated – twice – in Seanad votes over reform talks
# Defeated
# Defeated

Government defeated – twice – in Seanad votes over reform talks

Jun 20th 2012, 1:15 PM 4,728 Views 33 Comments

Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and independent members join forces to force a debate on circumventing plans to scrap the Seanad.

# scrap-the-seanad - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

26 bills - but no referendums - on government's list of Spring bills
# The Law
# The Law

26 bills - but no referendums - on government's list of Spring bills

Jan 11th 2012, 5:51 PM 2,268 Views 20 Comments

The government’s draft agenda for the Dáil’s spring term includes 26 bills to be published, and another 25 currently in draft.

# scrap-the-seanad - Monday 3 January, 2011

Referendum on Seanad 'unlikely', says Greens' Boyle
# Scrap The Seanad?
# Scrap The Seanad?

Referendum on Seanad 'unlikely', says Greens' Boyle

Jan 3rd 2011, 5:42 PM 455 Views 0 Comments

The Green Party chairman – and deputy leader of the Seanad – says he doesn’t think the Seanad will allow for a referendum.

Poll: Should we scrap the Seanad entirely?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we scrap the Seanad entirely?

Jan 3rd 2011, 10:15 AM 1,676 Views 0 Comments

There could be a referendum on the way to scrap the upper house of the OIreachtas. What’s your opinion on it?

Vote to scrap Seanad could be held within months
# Scrap The Seanad?
# Scrap The Seanad?

Vote to scrap Seanad could be held within months

Jan 3rd 2011, 10:11 AM 456 Views 0 Comments

The government admits it is to discuss holding a referendum scrapping the upper house on the same day as the next election.