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The Daily Poll

Poll: Should the Seanad be abolished?

Six former senators have said that the upper house of the Oireachtas should be reformed instead of abolished as the government wants to do. But what do you think?

SIX PROMINENT FORMER senators are today calling for the Seanad to be reformed instead of abolished as the government has pledged to do by holding a referendum.

The programme for government sets out clearly that the coalition government will abolish the Seanad if the public vote in favour of doing so by way of a referendum, but an informal campaign has been set up to consider ways in which to convince the public that the second chamber should be reformed instead of abolished, the Irish Times reports.

The Sunday Independent reported yesterday that just two of the coalition parties’ senators are in favour of the government’s plans while the proposed referendum, which was to be held later this year, now looks set to be delayed until early next year.

So today, we want to know do you think the Seanad should be abolished?

Poll Results:

No (1405)
Yes (1048)
Don't know (474)

Read: Former members call for Seanad to be reformed instead of abolished

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