There's the small matter of the Climate Change Bill, though. Not to mention the unenacted ban on corporate donations.No. For by-elections it's the Oireachtas only.
The Greens owe FF, after they gave the Greens a 3rd seat to Niall O'Brolchainn last year.
As I understand it, voting in the Seanad Bye Election is confined to members of the Dail and the Seanad. From past experience, FF & Greens have an agreement that they share vacancies between them and as FF got the last vacant seat (Sen Paschal Mooney) it would be the turn of the Greens to take the Doherty seat ! What will FF do this time?!!!Now that sen. Pearse Doherty has been elected to the Dail, a vacancy has arisen in the Seanad.
They can't just long finger it, after all there was the court ruling. I can't see Sinn Fein winning it.
There is no by-election in the Seanad if the vacancy is created by someone who was a Taoiseach's nominee, the Taoiseach just nominates a replacement. If the vacancy is either a panel of Universities seat there is a by-election. In the case of a panel seat, as Doherty's was, the electorate is only Oireachtas members.was it ff"s for the giving ?
does the party that held the seat not just co opt someone