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  • Thirty Years Waiting for Seanad Reform

    August 19, 2009 @ 9:36 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

     It’s hard to believe that 30  years have elapsed since the people decided by referendum to extend the Seanad election franchise beyond Trinity and the National University of Ireland, to include graduates of other institutions of higher education.

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    ‘Non-TCD and non-NUI graduates need not apply for a vote’ (Photograph of Seanad chamber by Alan Betson) (more…)

  • Now get out of that: the Lisbon conundrum

    August 25, 2008 @ 10:46 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    It’s not every day you see prominent Fianna Fáil people disagreeing in public. This was the spectacle provided by the Humbert Summer School in Co Mayo (the programme bilocates between Ballina and Killala).  (more…)


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