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#Democracy Matters

# democracy-matters - Friday 3 March, 2017

Trump’s election and Brexit make more sense than the vote for the 10-team league
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# Democracy Matters

Trump’s election and Brexit make more sense than the vote for the 10-team league

Mar 3rd 2017, 3:04 PM 13,015 Views 14 Comments

We’ve somehow arrived at a situation where 30% of the popular vote was sufficient to change its structure, writes John O’Sullivan.

# democracy-matters - Saturday 5 October, 2013

'It went down badly on the doorstep': Taoiseach's decision not to debate criticised
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

'It went down badly on the doorstep': Taoiseach's decision not to debate criticised

Oct 5th 2013, 4:18 PM 14,303 Views 112 Comments

Enda Kenny’s decision to decline to participate in television debates during the Seanad referendum campaign has been criticised today.

# democracy-matters - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

McDowell, McDonald, Martin and Bruton lined up for Vincent Browne debate tonight
# VINB
# VINB

McDowell, McDonald, Martin and Bruton lined up for Vincent Browne debate tonight

Oct 2nd 2013, 5:30 PM 7,306 Views 71 Comments

Vincent Browne hosts the final Seanad referendum TV debate tonight.

# democracy-matters - Friday 27 September, 2013

Over two dozen academics urge No vote in Seanad referendum
# Academics Say No
# Academics Say No

Over two dozen academics urge No vote in Seanad referendum

Sep 27th 2013, 7:55 AM 7,473 Views 100 Comments

A total of 27 academics have put their name to a letter in the Irish Times today.

# democracy-matters - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Rumble in Ranelagh: McDowell and Quinn clash over future of Seanad
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Rumble in Ranelagh: McDowell and Quinn clash over future of Seanad

Sep 19th 2013, 10:03 AM 8,021 Views 48 Comments

Ruairí Quinn admitted Fine Gael’s claim of €20 million in savings if the Seanad is abolished is “inaccurate” as he took part in a referendum debate in south Dublin last night.

# democracy-matters - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask

Sep 17th 2013, 3:16 PM 168 Views 0 Comments

With the referendum looming, we answer the questions you’re probably asking.

# democracy-matters - Friday 30 August, 2013

"Recreating a second Dáil does the country no favours" - Regina Doherty
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

"Recreating a second Dáil does the country no favours" - Regina Doherty

Aug 30th 2013, 10:33 AM 4,879 Views 68 Comments

The chairman of the Democracy Matters campaign campaign was challenged to “name one significant thing the Seanad has done”, but argued that he is not defending the current system.

# democracy-matters - Monday 19 August, 2013

Fine Gael: There’s no ‘secret report’ which convinced Taoiseach to abolish Seanad
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Fine Gael: There’s no ‘secret report’ which convinced Taoiseach to abolish Seanad

Aug 19th 2013, 3:30 PM 6,060 Views 41 Comments

The party has said the proposal to abolish the Seanad came from a New Politics document published in March 2010, six months after Enda Kenny first called for the chamber to be scrapped.

# democracy-matters - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Government indicates Seanad will be reformed if abolition is rejected
# Seanad
# Seanad

Government indicates Seanad will be reformed if abolition is rejected

Jun 8th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,079 Views 36 Comments

The government has said that those who want the Seanad reformed “have the opportunity to vote no” in the October referendum.

# democracy-matters - Thursday 6 June, 2013

McDowell: There are no muppets in the Seanad, but there are clowns in the Dáil
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

McDowell: There are no muppets in the Seanad, but there are clowns in the Dáil

Jun 6th 2013, 12:53 PM 6,589 Views 71 Comments

Former Tánaiste Michael McDowell is arguing for the retention and the reform of the Seanad.

# democracy-matters - Monday 27 May, 2013

Campaign to save the Seanad launched
# Democracy Matters
# Democracy Matters

Campaign to save the Seanad launched

May 27th 2013, 2:00 PM 6,354 Views 115 Comments

Democracy Matters! is calling for reform of the Seanad, not abolition.