TAOISEACH RENEGED ON DONEGAL PROMISE OVER SEANAD – Ó DOMHNAILL

first_imgFianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has accused Taoiseach Enda Kenny of going back on a promise to reform the Seanad – not close it down.He said Mr Kenny, when in opposition, had told the MacGill summer school in Glenties in 2009 that he envisaged a reformed Seanad playing a greater role in Irish society.“At a Fine Gael dinner or gig later that year, he engaged in a finger-licking exercise to see which way the wind was blowing,” Ó Domhnaill said. “Politicians are sometimes accused of doing this.”The Gortahork politician was speaking on a debate to shut the Seanad down – putting the decision to the people at a referendum.The Senator, quoting Gandi, said  “the spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms but requires change of heart.”Ó Domhnaill remarked that the Taoiseach clearly had decided the “abolition of democracy was the answer.”  TAOISEACH RENEGED ON DONEGAL PROMISE OVER SEANAD – Ó DOMHNAILL was last modified: July 5th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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