Letter to Editor – Referendum Smokescreen

Dear Sir, I write to express some points which I feel are absent from the debate for the retention of the Seanad. The savings will merely accrue in the salaries and expenses of Senators and staff which amounts to €8.8m p.a. Whatever about the amount, we won’t see the effect of the savings for at […]

Tipperary below average in NUI Seanad Election

Nationally 2.2% of the population can vote in the NUI Seanad Election as opposed to almost 75% of the population in the recent general election. County Tippeary with 1.95% is just below average representation in the NUI Seanad elections. (see table below), coming in at 14th place nationally. However some towns like Thurles, Cashel, Nenagh and Cahir have twice the national average, […]