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Seanad Eireann

the upper house of the Parliament, or OIREACHTAS, of the Republic of Ireland, which is composed of 60 members of whom 11 are nominated by the TAOISEACH, or Prime Minister, and 49 are elected. Of the elected members, six represent Dublin University and the National University of Ireland. The other 43 are elected by an electorate comprising members of the new DAIL, the outgoing senators and members of county and borough councils from various panels representing agriculture, the arts, industry, commerce and professions and public administration.
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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 by-election.
He added: "Is the Taoiseach now admitting he instructed Minister Heather Humphreys to appoint Mr McNulty in support of his Seanad candidacy?
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 working weeks.
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 vote.
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.