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  • n  the upper house of the parliament of the Irish Republic
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  • Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny wants to ax Irish Senate
    Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny is risking an internal party spilt over controversial plans to abolish the Seanad, Ireland’s non-elected second house of Parliament, if he is returned to power in the next general election.
    June 28, 2013 - Irish Central

  • Brian Cowen in Irish Times
    Kieran is a well known, much admired and greatly respected member of Seanad Éireann. He is a constituency colleague of mine and a lifelong friend. I will miss him deeply,said Mr Cowen.
  • Enda Kenny in Irish Times
    Outlining his thinking on the abolition of the Seanad, Mr Kenny said: "I have come to the conclusion that a second house of the Oireachtas can no longer be justified. In abolishing Seanad Éireann, I have examined the outcome of similar decisions in...
  • Dan Boyle in Evening Echo
    But Mr Boyle said: "I look forward to working with the leader of the Seanad in ensuring that the Seanad plays a vital role in progressing the legislative programme of the Government, building on the work of the previous Seanad in meeting more...

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