The new Seanad May 2, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Is this accurate, a report from last week in the Independent that ‘Independents will hold the balance of power’ in the Seanad following the elections there? The numbers break down as follows: FF 14, FG 13, SF 7, LP 5, GP 1, IND 9. Is FF going to support – or at least abstain in votes against FG? And what of the Taoiseach’s nominees? That’s 11 and will up FG’s effective numbers (if he puts in a more – shall we say – predictable crew in terms of voting than the last lot). Though on them, would that too be part of an agreement with FG? Or indeed Independents? That said it’s going to be tight, numbers wise, whatever happens.