Second Labour TD comes out against abolition of Seanad

A second prominent Labour TD has come out against the Government's proposals to abolish the Seanad.

Second Labour TD comes out against abolition of Seanad

A second prominent Labour TD has come out against the Government's proposals to abolish the Seanad.

Labour Chief Whip, Emmett Stagg, has said this morning that he will vote against the plan.

It follows the publication yesterday by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny of an amendment to the constitution which - if passed - would see the Seanad cease to exist after the next general election.

Labour Party Parliamentary Chair, Jack Wall, has said he supports Deputy Stagg.

He said: "I do (support Emmet Stagg). I don’t see the logic in it. Democracy is what we're all about.

"You can say what you like about the Senate, but I have seen it working, and working well, and I will certainly support its retention."

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