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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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.
In fact, putting aside the arguments of reform and the other reasons for why you may or may not want to keep it, some of the events have sounded the death knell for Seanad Eireann.
"I continue to enjoy life and am looking forward to returning to my duties in Seanad Eireann over the next few days."
Dad-of-four O'Brien, from Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, was a member of Seanad Eireann from 1989 to 2011 and also a member of Monaghan County Council from 1979 to 2003.
Ms Bacik said: "I look forward to the acceptance of this Bill by Seanad Eireann."
He added: "It also presents an opportunity for our people to learn and build understanding about the Orange Order." Leader of the Seanad, Senator Maurice Cummins, said: "Seanad Eireann was established in 1922 to represent all the views of the people on the island of Ireland and I cannot think of a more appropriate person to be invited to address us at this time."
She said: "I am delighted the city council elected to drive this legislative change through Seanad Eireann."
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.