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From TheJournal.ie Column: This not the time for a cynical power grab – the Seanad must be retained Opinion

Column: This not the time for a cynical power grab – the Seanad must be retained

In pushing for Seanad abolition, the government is trying to strip a layer of democracy designed to give fundamental protections to citizens, writes Niall Collins TD.

From TheJournal.ie Why will abolishing the Seanad mean deleting Article 27 from the Constitution? Seanad Referendum

Why will abolishing the Seanad mean deleting Article 27 from the Constitution?

Article 27 of the Constitution will be deleted if the referendum to abolish the Seanad is passed. But what is it and why is it being deleted?

From TheJournal.ie Keaveney: 'A lot of TDs are curious about a referendum on the abortion law' Article 27

Keaveney: 'A lot of TDs are curious about a referendum on the abortion law'

The former Labour chairman, Colm Keaveney, continues to indicate that TDs and Senators could force a referendum on the abortion legislation, using a little-known provision of the Constitution to petition the President.

From TheJournal.ie 'Struggling' TDs in discussions on abortion Bill referendum Article 27

'Struggling' TDs in discussions on abortion Bill referendum

Colm Keaveney tells TheJournal.ie that preliminary groundwork is being put in place to activate Article 27 of the Constitution.