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About That Seanad Referendum…

So the Dail is on recess for the next while as TDs return to their homelands to do constituency work. Or do nothing depending on your current outlook and bitterness level. Regardless, plenty of political things still up in the … Continue reading

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How Senator Tom Sheahan Is Harming Irish History

Tom Sheahan, a Fine Gael Senator, is very foolish. He is foolish in two ways. Firstly, he is foolish in using such tawdry language and comparisons in the Seanad, the Upper House, on an issue that is arguably below its … Continue reading

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David Norris And Why He Shouldn’t Be President

I don’t like David Norris. I think he’s a blowhard. I think he talks too much and does too little. I think he’s a celebrity candidate for the Presidency, someone who prefers appearing on TV shows more than doing actual politics. … Continue reading

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The NUI Seanad Results

There really isn’t much to them. As is normal in the Seanad elections, quota was barely reached after an agonizingly long count and there was a sizable gap between those elected or the immediate runner-up places, and the rest. Mullen and … Continue reading

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A Seanad Alternative

The election campaign for the 10% of the Upper House that is elected trundles on, but the only news of note appears to be a spelling error on the actual forms and the cost of mailing those forms out to … Continue reading

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Seanad Election: The NUI

The Seanad elections are coming up shortly. I won’t be covering them in any great detail, other than the NUI constituency, my own. The list of candidates has been confirmed, 27 in all. The ballot operates under STV-PR rules with … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Articles Twenty Three And Twenty Four

Twenty Three 1.    This Article applies to every Bill passed by Dáil Éireann and sent to Seanad Éireann other than a Money Bill or a Bill the time for the consideration of which by Seanad Éireann shall have been abridged … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Twenty One And Twenty Two

Article Twenty One 1.    1° Money Bills shall be initiated in Dáil Éireann only. 2° Every Money Bill passed by Dáil Éireann shall be sent to Seanad Éireann for its recommendations. 2.    1° Every Money Bill sent to Seanad Éireann … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Articles Eighteen and Nineteen

Oh, the Seanad. What can you stay about it? 1.    Seanad Éireann shall be composed of sixty members, of whom eleven shall be nominated members and forty-nine shall be elected members. Plenty of Senators for one thing. Too many really. … Continue reading

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To Ourselves, Article Fifteen

1.    1° The National Parliament shall be called and known, and is in this Constitution generally referred to, as the Oireachtas. 2° The Oireachtas shall consist of the President and two Houses, viz.: a House of Representatives to be called … Continue reading

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