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#Seanad referendum

# seanad-referendum - Saturday 28 May, 2016

James Reilly "honoured" to join Seanad he once called "very undemocratic" and with "no power"
# Change Of Heart
# Change Of Heart

James Reilly "honoured" to join Seanad he once called "very undemocratic" and with "no power"

May 28th 2016, 2:34 PM 38,104 Views 145 Comments

In a 2013 statement calling for the Seanad to be abolished, Reilly labelled it “very undemocratic” and said it had “no power.”

# seanad-referendum - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

The government won't be doing any Seanad reform after all
# The Other House
# The Other House

The government won't be doing any Seanad reform after all

Oct 14th 2015, 12:52 PM 10,616 Views 44 Comments

Proposals to expand the electorate will not be implemented before the election.

# seanad-referendum - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Senator admits his two-day week 'gives the impression the Seanad is full of dossers'
# What Reform?
# What Reform?

Senator admits his two-day week 'gives the impression the Seanad is full of dossers'

Feb 4th 2014, 6:42 PM 12,371 Views 40 Comments

Earlier, the Taoiseach promised that senators will get more work once legislation to give all third-level graduates a vote in Seanad elections is passed. The upper house is sitting for just a day-and-a-half this week.

# seanad-referendum - Friday 17 January, 2014

BAI upholds part of complaint about Newstalk 'attack' on Taoiseach
# Newstalk
# Newstalk

BAI upholds part of complaint about Newstalk 'attack' on Taoiseach

Jan 17th 2014, 1:57 PM 12,864 Views 39 Comments

The complaint related to comments made on the broadcaster’s breakfast show about Kenny’s decision not to take part in a debate on the Seanad referendum.

# seanad-referendum - Saturday 28 December, 2013

The day Enda got a political wallop and 7 other moments that defined the political year
# Review 2013
# Review 2013

The day Enda got a political wallop and 7 other moments that defined the political year

Dec 28th 2013, 8:30 PM 8,781 Views 18 Comments

Promissory note gone, abortion legislated for, the Seanad retained, and the bailout exited – here are few key moments from the past 12 months.

# seanad-referendum - Friday 11 October, 2013

Column: Politics in Ireland is eating itself
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Politics in Ireland is eating itself

Oct 11th 2013, 7:30 PM 46 Views 52 Comments

The Government has been burned twice in apparently straightforward attempts to reform the political system due to a misguided, blanket rejection of all politicians by the public, writes Colm Ó Broin.

# seanad-referendum - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Taoiseach clashes with Fine Gael TD over Seanad referendum campaign
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Taoiseach clashes with Fine Gael TD over Seanad referendum campaign

Oct 10th 2013, 10:32 AM 6,988 Views 36 Comments

Enda Kenny and John Deasy, who have clashed before, did so again at the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting last night.

# seanad-referendum - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

"I voted No. I was disappointed with how the campaign went." - FG senator
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

"I voted No. I was disappointed with how the campaign went." - FG senator

Oct 9th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,091 Views 28 Comments

A Fine Gael senator who was pro-abolition of the Seanad, has said that he voted against the referendum because he felt the Yes campaign was “disrespectful”.

# seanad-referendum - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Kenny: I've a busy schedule but I'll talk about Seanad reform as soon as I can
# Seanad Reform
# Seanad Reform

Kenny: I've a busy schedule but I'll talk about Seanad reform as soon as I can

Oct 8th 2013, 4:23 PM 7,371 Views 90 Comments

The Taoiseach has proposed all-party talks involving leaders in the Dáil and Seanad on what to do with the upper house.

# seanad-referendum - Monday 7 October, 2013

Everyone's talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it?
# Quinn-Zappone Bill
# Quinn-Zappone Bill

Everyone's talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it?

Oct 7th 2013, 10:41 AM 5,918 Views 87 Comments

The Quinn-Zappone bill is being talked about a lot right now. But what’s in it? We take a look…

Adams 'rejects' efforts to make brother's conviction 'a party political issue'
# Liam Adams
# Liam Adams

Adams 'rejects' efforts to make brother's conviction 'a party political issue'

Oct 7th 2013, 9:31 AM 5,481 Views 73 Comments

The Sinn Féin president was asked about his brother Liam, the Seanad referendum and his own future in an interview this morning.

'He probably should have done it': Kenny's TV debate refusal divides politicians
# Political Wallop
# Political Wallop

'He probably should have done it': Kenny's TV debate refusal divides politicians

Oct 7th 2013, 8:44 AM 4,303 Views 33 Comments

While Minister Pat Rabbitte said it was his view that Enda Kenny should have debated abolition, Fine Gael chairman Charlie Flanagan insisted that the Taoiseach engaged “up and down the country”.

East-west divide? Referendum map shows how the country split on Seanad
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

East-west divide? Referendum map shows how the country split on Seanad

Oct 7th 2013, 8:04 AM 14,196 Views 88 Comments

In the east they said No but in the west it was largely a Yes.

# seanad-referendum - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Jigsaws, ‘The Beatles’ and €20m: Fine Gaelers rue ‘dreadful’ Seanad abolition campaign
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Jigsaws, ‘The Beatles’ and €20m: Fine Gaelers rue ‘dreadful’ Seanad abolition campaign

Oct 6th 2013, 10:14 PM 23,240 Views 169 Comments

The post-mortem begins as Enda Kenny’s four-year campaign to get the Seanad abolished flounders.

Column: The Seanad 'No' vote was the first step towards political reform
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Seanad 'No' vote was the first step towards political reform

Oct 6th 2013, 6:46 PM 54 Views 48 Comments

Some cynics claim that the government will do nothing about the Seanad now, but they are ignoring the reality that 93 per cent of the people oppose the status quo, writes Larry Donnelly.

Reform Alliance seeks debate and wants directly elected Seanad
# Seanad Reform
# Seanad Reform

Reform Alliance seeks debate and wants directly elected Seanad

Oct 6th 2013, 6:25 PM 6,057 Views 33 Comments

One of their members Denis Naughten TD also says that “there might have been a different result on Saturday had the Dáil had been reformed first.”

Taoiseach had 'no difficulty' releasing Seanad referendum documents - but he didn't
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Taoiseach had 'no difficulty' releasing Seanad referendum documents - but he didn't

Oct 6th 2013, 7:45 AM 11,326 Views 50 Comments

Enda Kenny told Micheál Martin he would forward information about the Seanad referendum compiled by a unit in his department to the Fianna Fáil leader but this didn’t happen before Friday’s vote.

# seanad-referendum - Saturday 5 October, 2013

AS IT HAPPENED: The Seanad is here to stay as referendum defeated
# Referendums
# Referendums

AS IT HAPPENED: The Seanad is here to stay as referendum defeated

Oct 5th 2013, 9:56 PM 83,649 Views 284 Comments

“Sometimes in politics, you get a wallop in the electoral process” – Enda Kenny

‘Reflection’ the buzz word but Taoiseach and Tánaiste appear open to Seanad reform
# Seanad Reform
# Seanad Reform

‘Reflection’ the buzz word but Taoiseach and Tánaiste appear open to Seanad reform

Oct 5th 2013, 9:52 PM 14,594 Views 136 Comments

The government must now decide what it plans to do with the retained upper house.

The Irish people said 'No' to the power grab - Micheál Martin
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

The Irish people said 'No' to the power grab - Micheál Martin

Oct 5th 2013, 9:51 PM 11,235 Views 135 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader told party faithful this evening that supporters are ‘pushing forward with rejuvenation throughout the country’.

Taoiseach defends debate decision: 'I answered questions here, there and everywhere'
# Enda Kenny
# Enda Kenny

Taoiseach defends debate decision: 'I answered questions here, there and everywhere'

Oct 5th 2013, 6:41 PM 8,771 Views 104 Comments

Enda Kenny has come under fire for declining to participate in televised debates on the Seanad Referendum in the wake of its defeat.

'Sometimes in politics you get a wallop': Taoiseach on referendum result
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

'Sometimes in politics you get a wallop': Taoiseach on referendum result

Oct 5th 2013, 5:49 PM 9,211 Views 76 Comments

Enda Kenny said he welcomed the clarity that the referendum result has brought but added he was “naturally, personally disappointed”

Here's how the country voted in the Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Here's how the country voted in the Seanad Referendum

Oct 5th 2013, 5:11 PM 19,073 Views 85 Comments

What way did your constituency go? Find out here…

'A great day for Irish democracy': Senators and Fianna Fáil toast referendum win
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

'A great day for Irish democracy': Senators and Fianna Fáil toast referendum win

Oct 5th 2013, 4:48 PM 9,565 Views 121 Comments

The moment of victory was sweet for some…

'It went down badly on the doorstep': Taoiseach's decision not to debate criticised
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

'It went down badly on the doorstep': Taoiseach's decision not to debate criticised

Oct 5th 2013, 4:18 PM 14,300 Views 112 Comments

Enda Kenny’s decision to decline to participate in television debates during the Seanad referendum campaign has been criticised today.

'We got the Twitter out': Norris explains No side's 'success' in Seanad referendum
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

'We got the Twitter out': Norris explains No side's 'success' in Seanad referendum

Oct 5th 2013, 3:18 PM 12,622 Views 116 Comments

David Norris was in sparkling form at Dublin Castle this afternoon.

Fianna Fáil: We put forward arguments which demolished Fine Gael and Sinn Féin
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Fianna Fáil: We put forward arguments which demolished Fine Gael and Sinn Féin

Oct 5th 2013, 1:00 PM 7,143 Views 107 Comments

Niall Collins said that the party is not taking anything for granted but is encouraged by the results of tallies coming in from around the country.

Dublin set to reject Seanad abolition as referendum result to be tight
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

Dublin set to reject Seanad abolition as referendum result to be tight

Oct 5th 2013, 11:55 AM 11,094 Views 106 Comments

Too close to call is the word of the day.

'We don’t really simplify things that are straightforward': Ballot papers cause confusion
# Referendums
# Referendums

'We don’t really simplify things that are straightforward': Ballot papers cause confusion

Oct 5th 2013, 9:49 AM 12,954 Views 85 Comments

The green and white papers caused a bit of confusion yesterday.

# seanad-referendum - Friday 4 October, 2013

PIC: Low turnout reported as voters decide on Seanad and Court of Appeal
# Exercise The Franchise
# Exercise The Franchise

PIC: Low turnout reported as voters decide on Seanad and Court of Appeal

Oct 4th 2013, 3:15 PM 13,698 Views 117 Comments

Have you voted yet?

PIC: If you haven't voted yet these are what your two ballot papers will look like
# Exercise The Franchise
# Exercise The Franchise

PIC: If you haven't voted yet these are what your two ballot papers will look like

Oct 4th 2013, 2:19 PM 9,346 Views 50 Comments

Here’s what to expect if you’re heading to your polling station in the next few hours.

Get out the vote: Polls open across the country for two referenda
# Let's Vote
# Let's Vote

Get out the vote: Polls open across the country for two referenda

Oct 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,060 Views 70 Comments

The campaigning is over. Now it’s over to you.

# seanad-referendum - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Confusion and not obstruction was reason for government’s defeat in the Seanad
# Seanad
# Seanad

Confusion and not obstruction was reason for government’s defeat in the Seanad

Oct 3rd 2013, 3:55 PM 7,078 Views 25 Comments

Why did the government lose a vote in the Seanad last night? Here’s what we’ve found out today.

He won't do any TV debates but here's Enda Kenny's pre-referendum message
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

He won't do any TV debates but here's Enda Kenny's pre-referendum message

Oct 3rd 2013, 12:11 PM 8,714 Views 188 Comments

He wants you to vote No. Ah no, we’re totally kidding…

Fianna Fáil: 'This government is up to something more than just Seanad abolition'
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Fianna Fáil: 'This government is up to something more than just Seanad abolition'

Oct 3rd 2013, 11:08 AM 6,411 Views 107 Comments

Fianna Fáil has warned about the impact on the Constitution that abolishing the Seanad will have in its final appeal to voters today.

Minister expects low turnout and senators to respect referendum result
# Get Out The Vote
# Get Out The Vote

Minister expects low turnout and senators to respect referendum result

Oct 3rd 2013, 10:27 AM 3,788 Views 80 Comments

Phil Hogan said he’s not worried about claims senators may disrupt the government’s legislative agenda if the public votes to abolish the Seanad. Though he was speaking before last night’s defeat in the chamber.

TD publishes bill to set 7am to 10pm polling hours in stone
# Polling Hours
# Polling Hours

TD publishes bill to set 7am to 10pm polling hours in stone

Oct 3rd 2013, 8:23 AM 3,769 Views 33 Comments

Andrew Doyle said the variation in polling hours in some elections is causing confusion and resulting in potential lower turnouts.

McDowell's big book and 17 tweets from last night's Seanad referendum debate
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

McDowell's big book and 17 tweets from last night's Seanad referendum debate

Oct 3rd 2013, 8:00 AM 9,628 Views 101 Comments

He hasn’t gone away you know…

'The question is carried, isn't it?': The moment the government was defeated in the Seanad
# Seanad
# Seanad

'The question is carried, isn't it?': The moment the government was defeated in the Seanad

Oct 3rd 2013, 7:23 AM 9,261 Views 70 Comments

It wasn’t the first time the government has lost a vote in the upper house but it came with the referendum just two days away.

# seanad-referendum - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Seanad debate
# Vin B
# Vin B

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Seanad debate

Oct 2nd 2013, 9:47 PM 15,943 Views 148 Comments

Miss the Vincent Browne Seanad debate? Read our blow-by-blow account here, there were four people…and Vin B, what more do you want?

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