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Poll: Should the Seanad be elected by popular vote?

What do you think?

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TWO SEANAD BY-ELECTIONS take place today, but you may not know it.

That is because there are no posters or ads and it is very likely that you don’t have a vote. That is, of course, unless you’re a member of the Oireachtas because the Seanad seats will be filled, as usual, by a vote of TDs and Senators.

But beyond that, the upper house is voted for by a small minority of citizens – around 160,000 people.

But, should that number be increased? Would you like to see it elected by every voter?

We’re asking: Should the Seanad be elected by popular vote?

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