5 Reasons Why We Need Meaningful Seanad Reform

1. Reform the Seanad to give everyone a vote

‘One person, one vote’ is a fundamental democratic principle. Reform the Seanad to give everyone a vote.

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2. Reform the Seanad to respect the will of the people

On 4th October 2013, the people of Ireland voted for change. There is a democratic mandate for meaningful Seanad reform which must be respected by the government.

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3. Reform the Seanad for greater scrutiny of Irish politics

The economic crisis showed that decisions made in haste without adequate oversight can have devastating consequences. Reform the Seanad to make it more representative and to provide greater scrutiny of Irish politics.

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4. Reform the Seanad to give emigrants a voice

Ireland benefits hugely from its connections with the diaspora. Reform the Seanad to give emigrants a voice in Irish politics and strengthen Ireland’s international presence.

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5. Reform the Seanad to reduce the cost of Irish politics

Good government need not be expensive government. Reform the Seanad to cap election expenses and limit senators pay to 50% of the salary of a TD.

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