Seanad Eireann


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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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He became a member of Seanad Eireann in 1965 before being elected to the Dail in 1969.
Mr Hogan said: "We believe that by putting a proposal to abolish Seanad Eireann and reduce the number of TDs, we will achieve at least a 30% reduction in the number of members of the Oireachtas.
Senator Norris said: "I am completely debt-free and I will have a pension, I hope, from Seanad Eireann.
In a statement, the Select Committee on Members' Interests of Seanad Eireann said it would consider the High Court judgment in detail at a meeting of the committee scheduled for next Wednesday.
The Constitution clearly states that "every member of Seanad Eireann shall, unless he previously dies, resigns or becomes disqualified, continue to hold office until the day before the polling day of the general election for Seanad Eireann next held after his election or nomination".
The Select Committee on Members' Interests of Seanad Eireann usually sits in private but yesterday it revealed the change in format.
He said: "I am very proud to serve as Senator, having been elected to Seanad Eireann in 2007.
A Fianna Fail spokesman said: "The Taoiseach believes it would be helpful if the Senator furnished a statement as soon as possible to the Cathaoirleach of Seanad Eireann, as chair of the committee.