Seanad Reform through the Seanad Bill 2013

Since the general election the government has stopped election to Udras na Gaeltacht, will get rid of 40% of councillors at local level, is proposing the reduction of legislators in Leinster house by 60 and one Fine Gael TD wants to get rid of 66 TDs. Democracy in Ireland needs reform to make it work better not dismantling. Senator Fergal Quinn and Senator Katherine Zappone recently published a bill oulining measures that could reform the Seanad. Included in this Bill is measures to give a voice in parliament to the Irish Overseas and in the North. Below are links to the full Seanad Bill 2013 and two articles I have previsously written on Votes for the Irish Overseas and the need for the Seanad to repair the Democratic Deficit.

http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/bills28/bills/2013/4913/b4913s.pdf

https://senatormarkdaly.org/2012/08/29/only-2-of-laws-introduced-in-ireland-annually-are-produced-by-the-dail-and-the-seanad/

https://senatormarkdaly.org/2013/01/14/give-emigrants-right-to-vote/

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