- n. the upper house of the parliament of the Irish Republic
“When he failed to win re-election in 2007, the government appointed him to the broadly irrelevant upper house, called the Seanad.”
“He could have had a shot at the Seanad, which is tricky territory unless you've spent the previous couple of years cultivating a bunch of councillors to vote for you, but you'd never know your luck.”
“Initially, Kenny's claim that his plan to abolish the Seanad was a "leadership decision" may have been greeted by a mixture of mirth and scepticism, while some of our clever people even taunted the”
“Because if Senator Norris thinks that promising to give the people the opportunity to abolish the Seanad is a sure-fire election winner, it says more about the quality of the Seanad membership than it does about the sins of the Dail., an eminent jurist as well as a proven liberal and able speaker, pathetically and shockingly reverted to the”
“Sounded like the real reason he wanted to close the Seanad is a) to save money and b) he thought that this radical idea would be popular and threrefore make him popular - something is isn't and can never be.”
“The country in question is Ireland and the candidate David Norris , a senator in the Seanad, the upper house of Parliament.”
“If you want to look at a model for an upper house based on “balanced interests”, try the Seanad Éireann.”
“In the Seanad recently, Feargal Quinn stated that the registries, which used to organise centrally the files of each department, have collapsed in Belfast as well as Dublin.”
“The bill, currently before the Seanad, stipulates that if a person complains that their privacy has been breached, it is not a defence to say the information you got about them came from a register that is open to the public.”
“And let's face it, the Seanad needs someone to brighten up.”
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