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#Seanad referendum

# seanad-referendum - Saturday 28 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly "honoured" to join Seanad he once called "very undemocratic" and with "no power" Change Of Heart

James Reilly "honoured" to join Seanad he once called "very undemocratic" and with "no power"

In a 2013 statement calling for the Seanad to be abolished, Reilly labelled it “very undemocratic” and said it had “no power.”

# seanad-referendum - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The government won't be doing any Seanad reform after all The Other House

The government won't be doing any Seanad reform after all

Proposals to expand the electorate will not be implemented before the election.

# seanad-referendum - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Senator admits his two-day week 'gives the impression the Seanad is full of dossers' What Reform?

Senator admits his two-day week 'gives the impression the Seanad is full of dossers'

Earlier, the Taoiseach promised that senators will get more work once legislation to give all third-level graduates a vote in Seanad elections is passed. The upper house is sitting for just a day-and-a-half this week.

# seanad-referendum - Friday 17 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie BAI upholds part of complaint about Newstalk 'attack' on Taoiseach Newstalk

BAI upholds part of complaint about Newstalk 'attack' on Taoiseach

The complaint related to comments made on the broadcaster’s breakfast show about Kenny’s decision not to take part in a debate on the Seanad referendum.

# seanad-referendum - Saturday 28 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The day Enda got a political wallop and 7 other moments that defined the political year Review 2013

The day Enda got a political wallop and 7 other moments that defined the political year

Promissory note gone, abortion legislated for, the Seanad retained, and the bailout exited – here are few key moments from the past 12 months.

# seanad-referendum - Friday 11 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Politics in Ireland is eating itself Opinion

Column: Politics in Ireland is eating itself

The Government has been burned twice in apparently straightforward attempts to reform the political system due to a misguided, blanket rejection of all politicians by the public, writes Colm Ó Broin.

# seanad-referendum - Thursday 10 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach clashes with Fine Gael TD over Seanad referendum campaign Seanad Referendum

Taoiseach clashes with Fine Gael TD over Seanad referendum campaign

Enda Kenny and John Deasy, who have clashed before, did so again at the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting last night.

# seanad-referendum - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie "I voted No. I was disappointed with how the campaign went." - FG senator Seanad Referendum

"I voted No. I was disappointed with how the campaign went." - FG senator

A Fine Gael senator who was pro-abolition of the Seanad, has said that he voted against the referendum because he felt the Yes campaign was “disrespectful”.

# seanad-referendum - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Kenny: I've a busy schedule but I'll talk about Seanad reform as soon as I can Seanad Reform

Kenny: I've a busy schedule but I'll talk about Seanad reform as soon as I can

The Taoiseach has proposed all-party talks involving leaders in the Dáil and Seanad on what to do with the upper house.

# seanad-referendum - Monday 7 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Everyone's talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it? Quinn-Zappone Bill

Everyone's talking about reforming the Seanad, but how could we do it?

The Quinn-Zappone bill is being talked about a lot right now. But what’s in it? We take a look…

From TheJournal.ie Adams 'rejects' efforts to make brother's conviction 'a party political issue' Liam Adams

Adams 'rejects' efforts to make brother's conviction 'a party political issue'

The Sinn Féin president was asked about his brother Liam, the Seanad referendum and his own future in an interview this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'He probably should have done it': Kenny's TV debate refusal divides politicians Political Wallop

'He probably should have done it': Kenny's TV debate refusal divides politicians

While Minister Pat Rabbitte said it was his view that Enda Kenny should have debated abolition, Fine Gael chairman Charlie Flanagan insisted that the Taoiseach engaged “up and down the country”.

From TheJournal.ie East-west divide? Referendum map shows how the country split on Seanad Seanad Referendum

East-west divide? Referendum map shows how the country split on Seanad

In the east they said No but in the west it was largely a Yes.

# seanad-referendum - Sunday 6 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Jigsaws, ‘The Beatles’ and €20m: Fine Gaelers rue ‘dreadful’ Seanad abolition campaign Seanad Referendum

Jigsaws, ‘The Beatles’ and €20m: Fine Gaelers rue ‘dreadful’ Seanad abolition campaign

The post-mortem begins as Enda Kenny’s four-year campaign to get the Seanad abolished flounders.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Seanad 'No' vote was the first step towards political reform Opinion

Column: The Seanad 'No' vote was the first step towards political reform

Some cynics claim that the government will do nothing about the Seanad now, but they are ignoring the reality that 93 per cent of the people oppose the status quo, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Reform Alliance seeks debate and wants directly elected Seanad Seanad Reform

Reform Alliance seeks debate and wants directly elected Seanad

One of their members Denis Naughten TD also says that “there might have been a different result on Saturday had the Dáil had been reformed first.”

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach had 'no difficulty' releasing Seanad referendum documents - but he didn't Seanad Referendum

Taoiseach had 'no difficulty' releasing Seanad referendum documents - but he didn't

Enda Kenny told Micheál Martin he would forward information about the Seanad referendum compiled by a unit in his department to the Fianna Fáil leader but this didn’t happen before Friday’s vote.

# seanad-referendum - Saturday 5 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie AS IT HAPPENED: The Seanad is here to stay as referendum defeated Referendums

AS IT HAPPENED: The Seanad is here to stay as referendum defeated

“Sometimes in politics, you get a wallop in the electoral process” – Enda Kenny

From TheJournal.ie ‘Reflection’ the buzz word but Taoiseach and Tánaiste appear open to Seanad reform Seanad Reform

‘Reflection’ the buzz word but Taoiseach and Tánaiste appear open to Seanad reform

The government must now decide what it plans to do with the retained upper house.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish people said 'No' to the power grab - Micheál Martin Fianna Fáil

The Irish people said 'No' to the power grab - Micheál Martin

The Fianna Fáil leader told party faithful this evening that supporters are ‘pushing forward with rejuvenation throughout the country’.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach defends debate decision: 'I answered questions here, there and everywhere' Enda Kenny

Taoiseach defends debate decision: 'I answered questions here, there and everywhere'

Enda Kenny has come under fire for declining to participate in televised debates on the Seanad Referendum in the wake of its defeat.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sometimes in politics you get a wallop': Taoiseach on referendum result Seanad Abolition

'Sometimes in politics you get a wallop': Taoiseach on referendum result

Enda Kenny said he welcomed the clarity that the referendum result has brought but added he was “naturally, personally disappointed”

From TheJournal.ie Here's how the country voted in the Seanad Referendum Seanad Referendum

Here's how the country voted in the Seanad Referendum

What way did your constituency go? Find out here…

From TheJournal.ie 'A great day for Irish democracy': Senators and Fianna Fáil toast referendum win Seanad Referendum

'A great day for Irish democracy': Senators and Fianna Fáil toast referendum win

The moment of victory was sweet for some…

From TheJournal.ie 'It went down badly on the doorstep': Taoiseach's decision not to debate criticised Seanad Referendum

'It went down badly on the doorstep': Taoiseach's decision not to debate criticised

Enda Kenny’s decision to decline to participate in television debates during the Seanad referendum campaign has been criticised today.

From TheJournal.ie 'We got the Twitter out': Norris explains No side's 'success' in Seanad referendum Seanad Referendum

'We got the Twitter out': Norris explains No side's 'success' in Seanad referendum

David Norris was in sparkling form at Dublin Castle this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil: We put forward arguments which demolished Fine Gael and Sinn Féin Seanad Referendum

Fianna Fáil: We put forward arguments which demolished Fine Gael and Sinn Féin

Niall Collins said that the party is not taking anything for granted but is encouraged by the results of tallies coming in from around the country.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin set to reject Seanad abolition as referendum result to be tight Seanad Abolition

Dublin set to reject Seanad abolition as referendum result to be tight

Too close to call is the word of the day.

From TheJournal.ie 'We don’t really simplify things that are straightforward': Ballot papers cause confusion Referendums

'We don’t really simplify things that are straightforward': Ballot papers cause confusion

The green and white papers caused a bit of confusion yesterday.

# seanad-referendum - Friday 4 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie PIC: Low turnout reported as voters decide on Seanad and Court of Appeal Exercise The Franchise This post contains images
From TheJournal.ie PIC: If you haven't voted yet these are what your two ballot papers will look like Exercise The Franchise

PIC: If you haven't voted yet these are what your two ballot papers will look like

Here’s what to expect if you’re heading to your polling station in the next few hours.

From TheJournal.ie Get out the vote: Polls open across the country for two referenda Let's Vote

Get out the vote: Polls open across the country for two referenda

The campaigning is over. Now it’s over to you.

# seanad-referendum - Thursday 3 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Confusion and not obstruction was reason for government’s defeat in the Seanad Seanad

Confusion and not obstruction was reason for government’s defeat in the Seanad

Why did the government lose a vote in the Seanad last night? Here’s what we’ve found out today.

From TheJournal.ie He won't do any TV debates but here's Enda Kenny's pre-referendum message Seanad Referendum

He won't do any TV debates but here's Enda Kenny's pre-referendum message

He wants you to vote No. Ah no, we’re totally kidding…

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil: 'This government is up to something more than just Seanad abolition' Seanad Referendum

Fianna Fáil: 'This government is up to something more than just Seanad abolition'

Fianna Fáil has warned about the impact on the Constitution that abolishing the Seanad will have in its final appeal to voters today.

From TheJournal.ie Minister expects low turnout and senators to respect referendum result Get Out The Vote

Minister expects low turnout and senators to respect referendum result

Phil Hogan said he’s not worried about claims senators may disrupt the government’s legislative agenda if the public votes to abolish the Seanad. Though he was speaking before last night’s defeat in the chamber.

From TheJournal.ie TD publishes bill to set 7am to 10pm polling hours in stone Polling Hours

TD publishes bill to set 7am to 10pm polling hours in stone

Andrew Doyle said the variation in polling hours in some elections is causing confusion and resulting in potential lower turnouts.

From TheJournal.ie McDowell's big book and 17 tweets from last night's Seanad referendum debate Seanad Referendum This post contains images
From TheJournal.ie 'The question is carried, isn't it?': The moment the government was defeated in the Seanad Seanad

'The question is carried, isn't it?': The moment the government was defeated in the Seanad

It wasn’t the first time the government has lost a vote in the upper house but it came with the referendum just two days away.

# seanad-referendum - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Vincent Browne's Seanad debate Vin B

As it happened: Vincent Browne's Seanad debate

Miss the Vincent Browne Seanad debate? Read our blow-by-blow account here, there were four people…and Vin B, what more do you want?

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