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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Seanad Retained

Ireland, or the largest part of it, has voted by referendum to retain the Seanad. It was a crushing blow to the governing coalition of Fine Gael and Labour which had campaigned for abolition. The main opposition party Fianna Fail which campaigned to retain the institution has emerged as the real victor. The junior opposition party, Sinn Fein, sided with the governing parties on the issue.

The government is now on the horns of a dilemma, seeking as it must to reform and keep in existence a Senead it believed had no function.

11 October 1983. For Irish senators enjoy a rare autumnal sun 
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