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.