New Seanad To Meet Later


The 25th Seanad will meet for the first time today.

But after electing a Cathaoirleach, the ‘Upper House’ of the Oireachtas will adjourn again for a week.

It’s already cost the taxpayer hundreds of thousands of euro in wages and expenses before holding a single sitting.

But the 25th Seanad will finally meet today with the only item on the agenda – the election of a Cathaoirleach.

Fianna Fáil’s Denis O’Donovan is to secure that post after a deal was cut with Fine Gael, though Sinn Féin will also put forward a nominee.

All eyes will be on Taoiseach Enda Kenny as to who he selects to be Fine Gael leader in the upper house – he’s expected to give the nod to his Deputy Leader and former Minister, James Reilly.

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