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That… thing… whatever it is… you know… happening about the Seanad next week…. April 21, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

It’s odd, reading this piece in the IT about the travails of Seanad election candidates, it’s not so much the process they must endure – travelling the length and breadth of the state that strikes me as problematic as the fact they are (and I don’t mean this as a personal criticism) political creatures.

Most useful in the piece are the projections as to seat numbers for the various parties based on the election outcome and numbers of councillors.

FF should have 17 seats, FG 12 (add in Taoiseach’s nominees if it retains power in a coalition). Sinn Féin should get a good 8 or so. The Labour Party 2-3. Independents about 4 seats. Just on SF, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh should return. And others no doubt.

Anyone know about the state of play of the AAA-PBP candidate and their chances?

University seats – 3 for TCD and 3 for the NUI. I only discovered recently that the place I went to college due to an affiliation in the 2000s makes me eligible to vote. Had I registered.

Should be an interesting Seanad.


1. The Broken Elbow - April 21, 2016

The words ‘interesting’ and ‘seanad’ do not scan……….

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2. dublinstreams - April 21, 2016

Timmy Dooley is reported by the Irish Examiner to ahve said says Fianna Fail have a duty to put forward people for the Seanad who have chance of winning Dail seat http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/diktat-angers-fianna-fails-seanad-candidates-393741.html :/


irishelectionliterature - April 21, 2016

Seanad Reform how are you! Interesting to see if that list is a help or a hindrance to the candidates.

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3. CL - April 21, 2016

The House of Lords provides a useful function in that it offers some evidence that life exists after death. The same cannot be said for An Seanad. Enda Kenny had the right idea: this useless, undemocratic rest home for defunct politicians should be abolished.


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