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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Seanad referendum

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Government confirms date for Seanad and Court of Appeal referenda
Voters will be asked to vote on the 32nd and 33rd amendments to the Constitution later this year.
Date set for referendum on Seanad abolition
Fine Gael has confirmed in a tweet this evening that the referendum will take place on Friday, 4 October.
Senator claiming he was offered holiday to skip Seanad vote won't pursue matter
Denis Landy told the Sunday Independent he was offered a holiday in New York to coincide with Seanad votes on its abolition referendum but Labour says he is not pursuing the matter any further at this point.
Senators fail to delay referendum as Norris slams ‘its most disgraceful night’
The Seanad adjourned debate on abolishing itself without a vote tonight.
Doherty to complain over Norris after 'sexist and deeply inappropriate language'
Regina Doherty will be complaining to the leader of the Seanad over remarks by David Norris earlier today.
Video: David Norris accuses Fine Gael TD of ‘speaking out of her f***y’
Adolf Hitler also got a mention in the upper house this afternoon.
TDs will be forced to vote: should the Seanad be abolished or reformed?
Shane Ross has tabled an unusual motion – seeking a vote trying to delay Seanad abolition until reform is introduced first.
52pc of voters would scrap Seanad, according to latest opinion poll
The Red C poll for Paddy Power also shows a four-point boost for Fine Gael in the last few weeks.
Video: Shane Ross says the Seanad should be 'burned at the stake'
But the independent TD and several of his colleagues want the upper house reformed and hopes to get support from Labour and Fine Gael TDs this week.