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From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly says he's been proven right about Irish Water Wrecking Ball

Alan Kelly says he's been proven right about Irish Water

A statement from the European Commission would appear to tie the government’s hands on scrapping water charges.

From TheJournal.ie Leaked legal advice claims water charges can't be scrapped - but some aren't so sure Muddy Waters

Leaked legal advice claims water charges can't be scrapped - but some aren't so sure

Irish Water says that under EU law Ireland must charge for water services.

From TheJournal.ie It would cost €900 million to abolish Irish Water... Costly

It would cost €900 million to abolish Irish Water...

… according to Brendan Howlin.

From TheJournal.ie Forfás dissolution will 'strengthen capacity and drive job-creation policy' Jobs

Forfás dissolution will 'strengthen capacity and drive job-creation policy'

Under the new legislation, the functions of the quango will be transferred to Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Reflection’ the buzz word but Taoiseach and Tánaiste appear open to Seanad reform Seanad Reform

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It went down badly on the doorstep': Taoiseach's decision not to debate criticised Seanad Referendum

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dublin set to reject Seanad abolition as referendum result to be tight Seanad Abolition

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

Too close to call is the word of the day.

From TheJournal.ie Get out the vote: Polls open across the country for two referenda Let's Vote

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The €20m figure is absolutely authoritative': Fine Gael is sticking to its guns Seanad Referendum
From TheJournal.ie 'Happy to do that': Bruton will present €20m cheque in 2017 if Seanad is abolished Seanad Referendum

'Happy to do that': Bruton will present €20m cheque in 2017 if Seanad is abolished

Fine Gael’s argument that abolishing the Seanad will save €20 million was again under scrutiny today with the Minister giving a commitment to the Irish public.

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask Seanad Referendum

Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask

With the referendum looming, we answer the questions you’re probably asking.

From TheJournal.ie Martin to Taoiseach: 'You're adopting tactics that would make Libertas or Youth Defence blush' Seanad Referendum

Martin to Taoiseach: 'You're adopting tactics that would make Libertas or Youth Defence blush'

The Fianna Fáil leader has hit out at the Taoiseach over claims from Fine Gael that abolishing the Seanad will save €20 million.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fundamentally undemocratic': Ex-Labour TDs want Yes vote in Seanad referendum Seanad Referendum

'Fundamentally undemocratic': Ex-Labour TDs want Yes vote in Seanad referendum

Róisín Shortall, Patrick Nulty and Tommy Broughan want people to vote Yes in just over a week’s time.

From TheJournal.ie Seanad's newest member wants it abolished, admits it's a 'gateway' to the Dáil Seanad Referendum

Seanad's newest member wants it abolished, admits it's a 'gateway' to the Dáil

Hildegarde Naughton said she sees the upper house as a “gateway” and said she wants “to get a feel for the workings of the Dáil and Senate”.

From TheJournal.ie FG: Scrapping the Seanad saves €20m. Oireachtas: Um, there's no way to know Fight Fight Fight

FG: Scrapping the Seanad saves €20m. Oireachtas: Um, there's no way to know

The €20 million saving has been a central plank of Fine Gael’s pro-abolition campaign – but now the Oireachtas says there’s no way to know how much will be saved if the Seanad goes.

From TheJournal.ie How much will Seanad abolition save? Quinn doesn't know, but Hayes says it's €20m Seanad Referendum

How much will Seanad abolition save? Quinn doesn't know, but Hayes says it's €20m

The Labour and Fine Gael ministers had different views on how much would be saved by abolishing the upper house.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas: It's not possible to estimate how much abolishing Seanad would save Seanad Referendum

Oireachtas: It's not possible to estimate how much abolishing Seanad would save

The Houses of the Oireachtas has said it is not possible to estimate the amount of net actual savings that would arise from Seanad abolition despite Fine Gael’s repeated claim that it would be €20 million per year.

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask Seanad Referendum

Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask

With the referendum looming, we answer the questions you’re probably asking.

From TheJournal.ie Poll shows only half of Labour and Sinn Féin voters support Seanad abolition Seanad Referendum

Poll shows only half of Labour and Sinn Féin voters support Seanad abolition

Data from the Red C poll published in the Sunday Business Post at the weekend shows that there is strong support among Fine Gael voters for abolition.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Do I get the brown envelope?’: Minister meets mixed reaction on Dublin canvass Seanad Referendum

‘Do I get the brown envelope?’: Minister meets mixed reaction on Dublin canvass

Richard Bruton took a stroll in the Dublin sun earlier to meet potential voters in the Seanad referendum. He even bumped into a fellow Cabinet colleague…

From TheJournal.ie Labour senators to join Mary O'Rourke in campaigning for Seanad to be saved Seanad Referendum

Labour senators to join Mary O'Rourke in campaigning for Seanad to be saved

Two Labour senators will canvass with the former Fianna Fáil minister in the midlands this week.

From TheJournal.ie Are you registered to vote in the October referendums? Check The Register

Are you registered to vote in the October referendums?

Now you can check through Facebook.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael: There’s no ‘secret report’ which convinced Taoiseach to abolish Seanad Seanad Referendum This post contains videos

Fine Gael: There’s no ‘secret report’ which convinced Taoiseach to abolish Seanad

The party has said the proposal to abolish the Seanad came from a New Politics document published in March 2010, six months after Enda Kenny first called for the chamber to be scrapped.

From TheJournal.ie 'Half of Labour's TDs and senators' are against abolition of the Seanad Abolition

'Half of Labour's TDs and senators' are against abolition of the Seanad

The party has confirmed its intention to support government policy and a Yes vote on 4 October but its chief whip says that there is a 50-50 split in the parliamentary party over the future of the Seanad.

From TheJournal.ie McDowell insists Ireland is not a failed State, says Seanad costs us each €1.60 Parnell Summer School

McDowell insists Ireland is not a failed State, says Seanad costs us each €1.60

The former Tánaiste Michael McDowell claims that that the Seanad costs each Irish citizen the price of a two litre bottle of milk every year.

From TheJournal.ie Viagra, leprosy and kids who hate school: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Viagra, leprosy and kids who hate school: The week in numbers

Plus: How many hoax calls are made to the HSE ambulance service every day?

From TheJournal.ie Brian Hayes on why he told John Crown: 'You lick yourself every night' Seanad Referendum This post contains videos

Brian Hayes on why he told John Crown: 'You lick yourself every night'

The junior minister got into a heated argument with senator John Crown during a recent debate on the Seanad abolition.

From TheJournal.ie Young Fine Gael split on Seanad abolition Referendum

Young Fine Gael split on Seanad abolition

Members met and voted at this weekend’s Garret Fitzgerald Summer School.

From TheJournal.ie "Personal animosity" shouldn't be part of Seanad abolition debate - Howlin David Norris This post contains videos

"Personal animosity" shouldn't be part of Seanad abolition debate - Howlin

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said he expects a “robust debate” on the whether or not to introduce a unicameral system of government.

From TheJournal.ie Doherty: Norris comments gave Seanad abolition campaign a boost Seanad

Doherty: Norris comments gave Seanad abolition campaign a boost

The Fine Gael TD was referring to Norris saying she was “talking through her fanny” while in the Seanad yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should David Norris apologise to Regina Doherty? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should David Norris apologise to Regina Doherty?

Senator David Norris has been criticised for saying a Fine Gael TD was “talking through her fanny” – but does he need to say sorry?

From TheJournal.ie Video: David Norris accuses Fine Gael TD of ‘speaking out of her f***y’ Seanad Abolition This post contains videos

Video: David Norris accuses Fine Gael TD of ‘speaking out of her f***y’

Adolf Hitler also got a mention in the upper house this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Richard Bruton: The Seanad is a luxury we can no longer afford Seanad

Richard Bruton: The Seanad is a luxury we can no longer afford

Minister Bruton and TD Regina Doherty will lead the campaign to abolish the Seanad, it was announced today.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny: 'Genuine Seanad reform would be almost impossible to achieve' Taoiseach

Enda Kenny: 'Genuine Seanad reform would be almost impossible to achieve'

The Taoiseach told senators today that abolishing the upper house is the biggest package of reform since the passing of the Constitution in 1937.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Government indicates Seanad will be reformed if abolition is rejected Seanad

Government indicates Seanad will be reformed if abolition is rejected

The government has said that those who want the Seanad reformed “have the opportunity to vote no” in the October referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Hogan appoints five-member panel to oversee Seanad referendum Seanad

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What else will change if we scrap the Seanad? Seanad

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?

From TheJournal.ie McDowell: There are no muppets in the Seanad, but there are clowns in the Dáil Seanad Abolition

McDowell: There are no muppets in the Seanad, but there are clowns in the Dáil

Former Tánaiste Michael McDowell is arguing for the retention and the reform of the Seanad.

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