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#Seanad reform

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: Mobility grant, Seanad reform and social media abuse Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Mobility grant, Seanad reform and social media abuse

The Communications committee this morning begins debate on how to respond to the abuse of social media.

From TheJournal.ie New Bill would give Seanad vote to all citizens - including emigrants Seanad Reform

New Bill would give Seanad vote to all citizens - including emigrants

Professor John Crown’s Seanad Electoral Reform Bill will be debated by Senators this Wednesday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Seanad must be a real balance to Government power Opinion

Column: The Seanad must be a real balance to Government power

Legislation is not being properly vetted because the Government can simply force it through, writes Senator Katherine Zappone.

From TheJournal.ie Group's Seanad paper hopes to stimulate debate on possible reforms Seanad Reform

Group's Seanad paper hopes to stimulate debate on possible reforms

A group including two current senators has published a booklet calling for reform of the Seanad rather than abolition.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Getting a new driver isn’t enough – this country needs repairs Opinion

Column: Getting a new driver isn’t enough – this country needs repairs

We may have a different government. But without serious political reform we’re headed for another crisis, writes Oliver Moran.

From TheJournal.ie TV, air travel and underpants: the week in numbers Prime Numbers

TV, air travel and underpants: the week in numbers

Plus – how TDs are fast becoming an endangered species, and how much Hollywood’s leading ladies can command per film.

From TheJournal.ie Three Labour senators break ranks over plan to scrap Seanad Rebellion

Three Labour senators break ranks over plan to scrap Seanad

The three senators are now likely to be kicked out of the Labour Parliamentary Party after supporting an opposition motion.

From TheJournal.ie Government defeated – twice – in Seanad votes over reform talks Defeated

Government defeated – twice – in Seanad votes over reform talks

Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and independent members join forces to force a debate on circumventing plans to scrap the Seanad.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Abolish the Seanad? Here's a better idea to fix our political system Opinion

Column: Abolish the Seanad? Here's a better idea to fix our political system

Parish-pump politics is crippling our democracy – so Simon Tuohy offers a radical new proposal to fix the system.