Seanad votes to scrap itself

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Seanad votes to scrap itself

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5:53 PM - 4 Jul 2013



The Seanad has this evening voted to scrap itself.

Senators approved plans to proceed with a referendum on Seanad abolition by 29 votes to 22.

The move means it's now virtually certain that Ireland will hold a referendum on scrapping the Seanad in October.

The last time the Seanad voted against a government bill, Eamon de Valera was Taoiseach, so it's not surprising that the Seanad didn't block plans to hold a referendum on scrapping itself.

However, a slew of Fine Gael Senators had spoken out against abolishing the Upper House of the Oireachtas.

They held fire this evening - deciding not to oppose the plans until the referendum campaign itself.

The Seanad's now likely to sign off on the plans next week, with a referendum in early October.



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