Fianna Fail’s ‘shimmy’ on Seanad abolition…

Given the government is now falling in with Fine Gael’s decision over a year ago to get rid of Seanad Eireann, without telling a lot of their own Senators, here’s my interview with Brian Hayes at that time for a literate overview of how we’ve come to this pass…

(Bear in mind that it looks like they may have to force that one without the help of the Greens – ed) For reference, here’s Fianna Fail’s attack on the move at the time from Senator Terry Leyden

No official word on this from Fianna Fail… Treat as the cute flying of a kite from Defense Minster Tony Killeen until someone else puts an official hand up to confirm…

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