Common sense has prevailed and the magician’s diversionary trick of proposing to remove the Seanad Éireann has been voted down by a tiny majority.
The Fine Gael Labour coalition government proposal was supported by Sinn Féin and was lost by a narrow margin, with 48.3% voting in favour of abolition, with 51.7% against.
Any guesses to how long we’ll wait before meaningful reforms of the Seanad will be put in place?
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