Working Group Publish Plans On Seanad Reform

WORKING GROUP PUBLISH PLANS ON SEANAD REFORM

The public will be given the right to elect half of the Seanad, under new plans revealed this morning.

A working group on reforming the upper house wants to allow the public to elect 30 senators, with every citizen getting a vote, including emigrants.

The group has designed a system where ballot papers can be downloaded and posted back to Ireland without any risk of voter fraud.

It’s now due to publish a bill giving effect to their proposals, which will be published in the coming weeks.

A referendum would not be needed.

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