That report, drawn up by a working group chaired by Dr Maurice Manning, chancellor of the National University of Ireland and a former Fine Gael Seanad
leader, was published in 2015.
IPSC Spokesperson Freda Hughes said "We welcome this move on behalf of Seanad
Eireann which follows on from recent votes in the British and Swedish parliaments.
Just yesterday we witnessed Fine Gael with the full support of Labour quietly prepare for John McNulty to win the Seanad
He added: "Is the Taoiseach now admitting he instructed Minister Heather Humphreys to appoint Mr McNulty in support of his Seanad
g t, d " According to a review of the sitting day figures by RTE News, the Seanad
sat 12 fewer days since the referendum, which is the equivalent of four Seanad
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin also played a part in choosing nominees for the Seanad
and got three of his picks into the Upper House - seen as payback for backing the Kenny-led minority Government He selected Joan Freeman, the founder of suicide support group Pieta House, Alzheimers Ireland chief Colette Kelleher and businessman Padraig O Ceidigh.
Ms Power, who lost out in the General Election, added: "With a divided Dail, it is more important than ever to have a strong Seanad
I intend to discuss this with other leaders and as a small start I have asked that legislation to be prepared to give effect to the 1979 decision of the Irish people to extend the Seanad
electoral to all graduates.
Ms Cahill received the highest -ever winning margin in a Seanad
But his refusal in this case was more inexplicable given that the proposal to abolish the Seanad
was his own brainchild.
Voters want an overhaul of how 2nd House works TAOISEACH Enda Kenny suffered a humiliating defeat yesterday as the people rejected his plan to scrap the Seanad
A SENATOR who suffered serious head injuries has resigned from the Seanad