Norris: Seanad 'confronted with the possibility of extinction'

Norris: Seanad 'confronted with the possibility of extinction'

Senators are fighting for the survival of the second house on the first day of the twenty-fourth Seanad.

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny earlier told the Dáil that the Government intended to hold a referendum on the abolition of the Seanad next year.

Senator David Norris said the Seanad was facing its biggest challenge since the 1930s.

"We are confronted with the possibility of extinction," he said, "…but the entire Oireachtas needs reform, not just Seanad Éireann alone."

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