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'It's a harmless institution' - Should the Seanad be abolished?

Labour would aim to abolish the UK's “indefensible” House of Lords “as quickly as possible”, ideally within its first term, UK Labour Party leader Keir Starmer has said. The debate around the idea of abolishing Seanad is ongoing for years in Ireland,...

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16.40 5 Dec 2022


'It's a harmless institution' - Should the Seanad be abolished?


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16.40 5 Dec 2022


Labour would aim to abolish the UK's “indefensible” House of Lords “as quickly as possible”, ideally within its first term, UK Labour Party leader Keir Starmer has said. The debate around the idea of abolishing Seanad is ongoing for years in Ireland, with the failed referendum in 2013. So, should we get back to the idea of scrapping the upper house?

Kieran was joined by Dr Eoin O'Malley, Lecturer in Government and Director of Public Policy at DCU and Tom Clonan, Independent Senator to discuss…


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