Ellen O’Malley Dunlop Campaigns To Be The First Woman In 35 Years To Be Elected To The NUI Seanad Panel

Human rights campaigners, leading business figures, serving and former Ministers, health experts, children’s rights leaders and many others have now declared their support for the campaign by Ellen O’Malley become the first woman in 35 years to be elected onto the NUI panel in the Seanad. Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice and Equality; Gemma Hussey, […]

Seanad Election 2016 Crèche, Retirement Home or a Seanad to be proud of ? Let the people decide

by Gerard P Craughwell, Independent Senator As the Seanad Election 2016 approaches, the question has to be asked ‘does party politics serve the people or the party’.  The fallout from the General Election 2016 has resulted in many high profile TDs losing their seats and the challenge for   political parties now is how to enhance the […]

The Integration Centre calls for Seanad Reform, Not Abolition

The Integration Centre has asked people to reflect on the role the Seanad has played over the years in providing a voice to minorities in the country who have struggled to be represented in the Dáil, before voting in this Friday’s (04/10/13) referendum. While acknowledging the shortcomings and the historical ineffectiveness of the Seanad, CEO […]

Letter to Editor – Seanad: why voting No is wise choice

Dear Sir   No one has argued convincingly why a two-house system is best, or why keeping and fixing the Seanad and Dáil is essential for our prosperity and wellbeing.   A two-house system is the best parliamentary system yet devised. It derives from human nature itself. The simple principle on which a two-house system […]

Borrisokane man seeks Seanad seat on University Panel

3,000 Tipperary voters have crucial role to play in election James Doorley from Borrisokane is seeking to win one of three seats on the National University of Ireland (NUI) panel in the upcoming Seanad elections. 3,000 Tipperary graduates of UCD, UCC, NUI Maynooth and NUI Galway who are on the register have the right to […]