Government To Prioritise Seanad Referendum

The Government has said it will prioritise a referendum on the abolition of the Seanad.

In the Dáil, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said his department will begin working on it immediately. However he added that drawing up the bill to do away with the Seanad would not be a simple task.

The Taoiseach also added that he did not hold a firm view on holding the children's rights referendum on the same day as the presidential election, but said the two can be held on the same day.

However Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin expressed that he was against the idea.

The Taoiseach added that the Government would 'shortly approve' its legislative programme for the current Dáil term.


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