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I like the American way of it better. 2 Senators from each of the counties in Ireland, elected by the people.It should be abolished, it doesnt serve any useful purpose.
If you want to have a second chamber, then make sure it is elected by the people of the nation. Perhaps we have 3 senators from each province and three from Dublin, I would also support having a Sentor for the Irish immigrants, Italy and France have this system and i think maybe a Sentor representing N.I as well.
But if it isnt going to be changed then we should get rid of it.
I like the American way of it better. 2 Senators from each of the counties in Ireland, elected by the people.
I agree, I think if the Senate was based on national politicians with big constituencies we would get a better approach to legislation.God no! we need to take the parish pump out of Irish politics. I personally feel the Seanad should be abolished but if its kept let people vote for their senators in a national list system.
Catholic fundy & Islam hater Ronan Mullen is a reason on its own for Seanad reform.
Yeah... Dublin with over one million people gets the same representation as Leitrim with about forty thousand. That might have worked in the U.S Consitutional Convention and generally in federal republics, but I don't know what you'd have to put in the water to get Dubs to vote Yes on that. Unless we also get a choice to vote on secessionI like the American way of it better. 2 Senators from each of the counties in Ireland, elected by the people.